EverDisplay demonstrates new flexible and VR AMOLED prototypes

China-based EverDisplay demonstrated several new AMOLED prototype displays at CES Asia 2017. First up are the company's latest flexible OLEDs which are 5.5" in size with a FHD (1920x1080, 402 PPI) resolution and a curvature radius of 20 mm. The whole panel si just 0.3 mm in thickness.

Everdisplay 5.5'' flexible OLED prototypes (CES Asia 2017)

EverDisplay is also showing the same panels in an edge-type mobile phone configuration. Everdisplay shows how its displays can be used to create phones that are almost completely (91%) covered with a display.

Moto Z2 Play

Motorola's Moto Z2 Play is an Android smartphone with a 5.5" Full-HD Super AMOLED display, 2.2Ghz Octa-Core CPU , 3/4 GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, a microSD slot and a 12MP camera.

Moto Z2 Play photo

The Moto Z2 Play was launched in June 2017 and will ship soon.

OLEDON developed a 0.38um shadow mask technology that enables 2,250 PPI

OLEDON announced that it has developed a plane-source evaporation shadow mask process that can achieve a shadow distance of 0.38um - which can enable OLED display resolution to reach 2,250 PPI. The company says it technology will be able to achieve 3,300 PPI in the future.

OLEDON plane source FMM evaporator slide (SID 2017)

OLEDON is not alone in the development of plane-source evaporation technology. In November 2016 Sunic Systems announced that it developed a similar AMOLED production process - that can also achieve 2,250 PPI. It may be that Sunic and OLEDON are collaborating on this, it is not clear.

Pioneer and Konica Minolta officially establish their OLED lighting JV

In March 2017 Konica Minolta and Pioneer announced that the two companies are set to merge their OLED business unit, and on June 1st the new 50:50 joint venture, called Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED, was officially established.

Konica Minolta says that the new company will take charge of all business and product planning, product development, production technology development and marketing functions of both companies' OLED lighting business to drive its initiatives.

Loewe Bild 5 OLED

Loewe's mid-range Bild 5 OLED is a 4K flat OLED TV that uses LG's WRGB OLED panels and features support for HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG), an internal 1TB H/D, new Loewe App support and a smart TV platform. The design is inspired by the sixties and the TV has an optional 80W Klang 5 soundbar. The Bild 5 OLED is available in 55" and 65".

Loewe Bild 5 OLED photo

The Bild 5.55 costs €3,490 while the 5.65 costs €4,990. The Klang 5 soundbar is a €500 extra.

Loewe Bild 4

Loewe's entry-level OLED TV for 2017, the bild 4 is a 55" 4K OLED TV that uses LG's WRGB panels. The bild 4 is available in 55-inch only (bild 4.55) and features support for three HDR formats ((Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG), a 80W soundbar and a smart TV platform.

Loewe Bild 4 photo

The bild4.55 will ship in Europe in June 2017 for €2,990.

Kopin and Goertek unveil an OLED microdisplay based VR HMD reference design

In January 2017 Kopin unveiled its first OLED microdisplay, the 1-inch 120 Hz 2k x 2k Lightning panel, and in March 2017 Kopin announced that it is developing a VR headset in collaboration with Goertek - a mobile VR headset that uses the Lightning OLED microdisplay.

Kopin & Goertek Elf VR OLED reference design photo

The two companies now unveiled their VR headset reference design, called the Elf VR. The Elf VR utilizes Kopin's Lightning OLED microdisplay to create a headset that is lighter, more efficient and with a higher image quality compared to the current VR headsets based on smartphone-sized OLEDs. The Elf VR adopts an advanced optical solution with a compact Multi-Lens design. The reference design supports two novel optics solutions – 70 degrees FOV for film-like beauty or 100 degrees FOV for deep immersion.

Yeolight developed new amber OLED lighting and automotive OLED rearlights

Yeolight Technology (which was spun-off Visionox in May 2015) developed a new bright Amber OLED panel. The panel's size is 85x85 mm (active area 76.5x76.5 mm) and its color temperature is 2000K-2600K. The efficiency is >70 lm/W at 2,000 cd/m2 brightness. The lifetime is over 20,000 hours.

Yeolight brite amber OLED prototype photo

This new panel is still a prototype - but Yeolight says it can already be mass produced at the company's 2.5-Gen production line.

Toshiba X97

Toshiba's X97 is the company's first OLED TV range. The TVs, 55" or 65" in size, uses LGD's 4K WRGB panels and features built-in Netflix and YouTube support and the company's own MEMC (motion estimation/motion compensation) technology.

Toshiba X97 photo

The X97 was announced in June 1st, 2017, and is now shipping in Japan. In September 2017 Toshiba announced it is bring its OLED TVs to the European market as well.

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