Visionox unveiles a new rollable OLED prototype, aims to mass produce such displays by 2017

Visionox unveiled a new rollable flexible AMOLED panel prototype. This is a 4.6" panel with a resolution of 800x480. This display has a curvature radius of less than 3 mm and a thickness of only 20 μm.

Visionox says that they plan to mass producing such displays within two years. Looking at the video above, it's clear that there are still defects in this display, so it will take some work to achieve mass production of such a display.

LGD announces plans to invest $900 million in a 6-gen flexible OLED fab

LG Display announced that it decided to build a new 6-Gen (1500x1850 mm) flexible OLED fab in a KRW1.05 trillion ($900 million) investment. The new E5 line will be located at LGD's Gumi Plant and will have a capacity of 7,500 monthly substrates - or 1.5 million 5.5" panels. The new fab is scheduled to begin mass production in the first half of 2017.

LGD has been internally discussing a new flexible OLED fab for quite a while, and it's great to see that they finally made an official decision. The flexible OLED market is expected to grow quickly in the near future as these displays unlock new applications and are very competitive in the wearable, automotive and mobile devices markets.

Will Samsung release a larger Galaxy S6 Edge soon?

It seems that Samsung will soon release a new phone called the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. If this story is true, it will be a GS6 Edge variant with a larger display (around 5.7" inch, as opposed to the 5.1" display found in the original GS6 Edge). The display will of course be a flexible AMOLED, bent on both edges.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaked photo

Apparently Samsung already sent store dummy units, and you can it next to a Galaxy Note 4 above.

Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets with new Super AMOLED displays

Samsung today announced two new AMOLED tablets, the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch and Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch. Both tablets adopt QXGA (2048x1536) Super AMOLED displays (263 PPI on the 9.7" and 320 PPI on the 8").

Those AMOLED displays are actually of lower density than those used in the first-gen Tab S tablets (which were WQXGA, or 2560x1600 or 287/359 PPI). Samsung however says that the Tab S2 OLEDs are "newly optimized" and deliver 94% of the Adobe RGB standard for true-to-life colors. The new aspect ratio (the tablets are not as wide as the Tab S ones) is better for reading, too.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch sports a 8" QXGA (2048x1536, 320 PPI) "newly optimized" Super AMOLED display, an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of internal storage, 8MP rear camera, LTE (on some models), Android 5.0 and a 4,070 mAh battery. Samsung says that at 265 grams and 5.6 mm (thickness) this is the lightest and slimmest 8" metal-framed tablet on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch photo

The Tab S2 launched in September 2015 for $399.99 (Wi-Fi model).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch sports a 9.7" QXGA (2048x1536, 263 PPI) "newly optimized" Super AMOLED display, an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of internal storage, 8MP rear camera, LTE (on some models), Android 5.0 and a 5,870 mAh battery.  Samsung says that at 389 grams and 5.6 mm (thickness) this is the lightest and slimmest 9.7" metal-framed tablet on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch photo

The Tab S2 launched in September 2015 for $499.99 (Wi-Fi model).

Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8

Panasonic's DMC GX8 is a dustproof and splashproof micro four thirds camera that features a 20.3 MP sensor, dual-IS feature for effective shake reduction, maximum ISO of 25,600, Wi-Fi, NFC and 4K video support. The DMC GX8 has two OLED displays - a tilting 1024x768 OLED EVF and an articulated 3" AMOLED touch display.

Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8 photo

The DMC-GX8 will ship in August for $1199.99 (body only).

Samsung Galaxy A8

The Galaxy A8 is Samsung's slimmest smartphone ever at 5.9 mm (it weighs just 151 grams). It features a 5.7" Full-HD AMOLED display, 8-core CPU, 16mp camera and 2GB of RAM. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 photo

The A8 will launch for China at around $550, we do not know when it will arrive in other countries.

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