ZTE's Axon 9 Pro is an Android smartphone that features a 6.21" 1080x2248 notch-type AMOLED, a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, microSD slot, Dual SIM and a 12 M camera.
The Axon 9 Pro will ship by the end of September 2018.
IHS posted an interesting article which details a new backplane technology that Apple is developing. So-called Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO) combines both LTPS TFTs and Oxide TFTs (IGZO, Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide). LTPO is applicable for both OLED and LCD displays.
In LTPO, the switching circuits are using LTPS while the driving TFTs will use IGZO materials. This could lead to a power saving of around 5-15% compared to the currently-used LTPS backplanes. The main drawback of LTPO, however, is that the IGZO TFTs are larger and so the display density may be compromised. IHS says that Apple may introduce this into future iPhones - but it also says that LTPO will be limited to low-density displays at first which is a bit confusing.
LG unveiled its first Micro-LED TV prototype at IFA 2018. The large 173" panel uses individual micro-LEDs to create an emissive display, that can rival OLEDs.
It is not clear yet whether LG actually intends to develop this technology commercially for the consumer TV market and compete with its OLED TV business. Samsung's Micro-LED project seems to be more advanced as it started accepting pre-orders in June 2018 and will soon ship its Micro-LED TVs for commercial applications - and is also looking to release its first consumer-premium Micro-LED TV in 2019.
The OLED G8 sports a unique on-glass design that extends the glass to the soundbar. The OLEDG8 is powered by LG's new a9 "intelligent processor" that promises better color and fast smart TV (webOS) operations. The TV supports Google's Assistant for natural language control, Dolby Atmos, HDR and 4K HFR.
LG's OLED G8 is the company's high-end 2018 OLED TV - this 65" 4K TV has a unique on-glass design that extends the glass to the soundbar. The OLEDG8 is powered by LG's new a9 "intelligent processor" that promises better color and fast smart TV (webOS) operations. The TV supports Google's Assistant for natural language control, Dolby Atmos, HDR and 4K HFR.
The 65" OLEDG8 is now shipping in Europe for €4,999, and £4,999 in the UK (note: affiliate link to Amazon). The TV will cost $5,499 when it ships in the US.
Sony's Xperia XZ3 is a high-end smartphone that features a curved 6" QHD+ 1440x2880 (537 PPI) pOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD slot, Dual-SIM (optional) and a 19Mp 4K HDR camera.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 is now shipping globally starting at around $640 (note: affiliate link to Amazon).
In January 2018 LG Display unveiled its first 88-inch 8K (7680x4320) OLED panel, and today LG Electronics demonstrated its first TV that uses this panel, at the IFA 2018 trade show.
LG did not reveal the model number, price or release date of its to-be flagship OLED TV.
Kyulux announced that it has signed joint-development agreements (JDAs) with both LG Display and Samsung Display. The LGD agreement was signed in January 2018 while the SDC one was recently signed. Both agreements focus on deep blue Hyperfluoresence / TADF emitters.
Kyulux hopes that by collaborating with the two leading OLED producers, it will be able to accelerate its material development - and it aims to have commercial red, green and blue HF/TADF emitters ready by mid 2019.
LG Electronics finally started shipping its flagship 2018 television - the 77" Wallpaper OLEDW8. The price of LG's leading OLED TV is around £14,500 in the UK (note: affiliate link to Amazon) and around €11,700 in Germany.
The 65-inch model, the OLED65W8 is shipping in the UK for £7,999 (note: affiliate link to Amazon) - or just over $10,000 USD. Interestingly both TVs are not shipping in the US yet.
China-based AMOLED producer Everdisplay has started to mass produce VR AMOLED displays. The company's first such panel is a 2.95" 1080x1200 (547 PPI) panel that features a refresh rate of 90Hz, a maximum brightness of 100 nits and a MIPI Interface.