Samsung has posted their 3Q 2010 reports - a record $35.8 billion in revenue, and a record profit of $3.96. Samsung still iterates their target of 10 million Galaxy S phones in 2010. Earlier in October, Samsung said they sold over 5 million Galaxy S, and obviously they're hoping for a good holiday season. Let's hope they can make enough Super-AMOLED displays.
Update 2: There are new rumors about this device, calling it the Nexus-S, with some great features...
Update: according to this SlashGear post, Samsung denies these rumors and say that they are "simply not true"...
There are reports that Google and Samsung are set to announce the 'Nexus-Two' phone soon. It will be based on the Samsung Galaxy S phone (and so have a 4" WVGA 800X480 Super-AMOLED display), the only difference is the addition of a front-facing camera and a newer version of Android (v2.3).
Google's Nexus-S (the successor to the Nexus-One) is made by Samsung and is based around the new Android v2.3 'Gingerbread' OS. It has a 4" Super-AMOLED 'Contour display' (which means that the glass is curved, it's not a flexible OLED), triband HSPA, 5mp camera, NFC, 16GB of on-board storage, a gyroscope and a 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor.
Last week, the Fraunhofer IPMS Institute unveiled new OLED lighting panels called TABOLA made at COMEDD. Those panels will come as either bottom-emitting or transparent, and today we got official word that these panels, including the transparent ones will indeed be available in Q1 2011.
Taiwas's ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) has developed a new 6" flexible color AMOLED, using their FlexUPD technology. The display is just 0.01cm thick, and can continue to show images even when folded. The folding radius can reach 5cm or less, and the screen can be scrolled up to 15,000 times.
ITRI says that their FlexUPD technology is the simplest and cheapest technology for mass production paper-like displays. FlexUPD will be commercialized soon, and AUO plans to use it for flexible e-reader products "very soon".
Nanomarkets has released a new OLED-Lighting report (OLED Lighting Materials Market Trends and Impact). According to the new report, the sales of materials for OLED-Lighting will reach $1.4 billion in 2015.
Nanomarkets says that electron transport layer (ETL) materials will contribute the largest revenues with $370 million in sales in 2015, sales of emissive layer materials will reach almost $210 million. Substrates and encapsulation will together account for almost 20% of the OLED lighting materials market in 2015.
Remember TDK's flexible and transparent PMOLED prototypes shown earlier this month? We found a nice video showing these great displays:
The transparent OLED is a 2" (320x240) panel with 50% transmittance. The flexible panels are 3.5" (256x64 only) - and there are two models: a color one and a monochrome one.
There are some rumors about a new phone from Samsung, a successor to the popular Galaxy S. The Galaxy S2 will have a 4.3" Super-AMOLED display offering 1280x720 at 340dpi. Other specs include a 2 Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, 8MP camera (full-HD recording), Bluetooth 3, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Android 3.0.
The Galaxy S2 will be released in Q1 2011. Again, these are all just rumors currently...