Philips OLED804 / OLED854 TVs

Philips' OLED 804 and OLED 854 TVs are the top of the company's 2019 TV lineup, announced in January 2019. Both TVs feature 55" and 65" 4K WRGB OLED panels (made by LG Display), Philips' 3-gen P5 Perfect Picture Engine, Ambilight on three sides, HLG and HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

Philips OLED 804 OLED TV photo

The Philips 804 OLED TV and the 854 OLED TVs are both based on Android OS (v9) with a built-in Google Assistant (the TVs are also certified as "Works with Alexa" so can be controlled via an Amazon Echo speaker). Philips says that the new display engine (3-gen P5 processor) improves noise reduction and contrast. The OLED panels themselves have a maximum brightness of 1000 nits. The 2.1 50-watt sound system supports Dolby Atoms.

ALLDOCUBE X

The ALLDOCUBE X is a high-end tablet designed for movies and music that features a 10.5" 2560x1600 Super AMOLED display. The tablet features a mediaTek MT8176 CPU coupled with a IMG Power VR GX6250 GPU and high-end AKM Hi-Fi Audio.

ALLDOCUBE X photo

The ALLDOCUBE X runs on Android 8.1 and comes with 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a MicroSD slot. There's also fingerprint scanner, a large 8,000mAh battery. The ALLDOCUBE X is now shipping globally via AliExpress ($245) or Amazon ($285). Note: affiliate links to Amazon and AliExpress.

Here come the OLED laptops - SDC to start producing 15.6" UHD OLEDs next month

Samsung Display announced that it will start mass producing its new 15.6" UHD (3840x2160) OLED display panels in February 2019. SDC is targeting premium laptops, as these ultra high resolution panels are optimized for gaming, graphic design and video streaming.

HP Spectre x360 15 photo

At CES we saw three companies that announced 15" OLED laptops - HP with its Spectre x360, Lenovo with the Yoga C730 and Dell with the XPS 15, Dell G7 15 and the Alienware m15. It is likely that at least some of these laptops will start shipping in March 2019 when SDC can start supplying the panels.

New 960fps videos show the fast refresh cycle of high-end AMOLED displays

BlurBusters posted an interesting article that uses high-speed video (960fps) capture to show the advantages of OLED displays over LCDs in terms of response time.

In the video above, you can see the almost instantaneous response times of the 10.5" 2560x1600 Super AMOLED display of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4. In the video below, you can see the response time at 960fps of Apple's MacBook Pro 2015 (IPS LCD). Blurbusters explains that the Gray-to-Gray (GtG) response time of the OLED is around 0.1 ms - far better than the 5 ms one of the LCD.

Double-doping of OLED materials could double the efficiency of polymer OLED displays

Researchers from Sweden's Chalmers University have developed a new "double doping" process that basically doubles the efficiency of Polymer OLED emitter materials.

The researchers explain that doping in organic semiconductors operates through what is known as a redox reaction, in which the dopant molecule receives an electron from the semiconductor which increases the electrical conductivity of the semiconductor. The efficiency limit of current doped organic semiconductors has been limited by the fact that each dopant molecule was able to to exchange one electron only. In the new research it was shown how it is possible to move two electrons for every dopant molecule which increases the conductivity of the organic material.

Nanosys expects to show working emissive QD-LED displays by the end of 2019

HDTVTest posted an interesting interview with Cadmium-Free QD developer Nanosys CEO and president Jason Hartlove. In this long interview Jason discusses the company's technology and recent achievements.

Jason reveals that the company is working on emissive Quantum Dots displays - and he expects to have a full-color monitor-size QLED display prototype ready by the end of 2019. Jason says that they hope to show these display prototypes in private demos at CES 2020.

Hisense's new ULED XD technology uses dual LCD panels to achieve high contrast

China-based Hisense announced a new technology that the company says will enable its LCDs to compete with OLEDs in high contrast. The so-called ULED XD panels use two LCDs panels, one on top of the other. The inner LCD is a monochrome (greyscale) FHD LCD that is used to block the light on low brightness images, and on top of it is the usual 4K full-color LCD.

Hisense ULED XD prototype display (CES 2019)

This is basically a way to achieve a high number of 'local dimming' zones for an LCD display (over 2 million such zones, in fact). The TV itself is very bright (over 2,900 nits) and reportedly offers a great image quality and an almost perfect contrast. HiSense it will release its first ULED XD TVs later this year in China. Apparently SkyWorth is also demonstrating a similar technology at CES.

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