TCL starts flexible OLED pilot production at its Wuhan CSoT fab

China-based display maker TCL announced that its 6-Gen LTPS flexible AMOLED production line in Wuhan has commenced operation. The company already achieved some design wins with "top-class" phone makers and is expected to start shipping OLED displays to its customers in Q4 2019.

TCL's production line in Wuhan (which is actually owned by the company's subsidiary CSoT) will have a production capacity of 45,000 6-Gen substrates.

Intel shows a concept laptop design with a flexible OLED touchbar strip

Intel is showing a new concept laptop design called the Ambient at Computex Taipei 2019. The new laptop has a flexible OLED panel integrated into the touchpad, that is visible when the laptop is closed.

The idea is that you can see information and control some basic functions (like Spotify music) even when the laptop is closed. The touchbar is controlled by its own Atom CPU which means it does not draw much power. This is just a prototype at this stage, it'll be interesting to see whether any laptop maker will adopt this design in future devices.

Dell XPS 15 (2019)

Dell's XPS 15 2019 professional laptop features Intel's 9th-Gen octa-core processors, Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics and an optional 15.6" UHD (3840x2160) OLED display (produced by Samsung Display).

Dell XPS 15 OLED 2019 photo

Dell's XPS 15 2019 will ship soon, starting at $1,899 for the OLED models.

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED

Gigabyte's AERO 15 OLED is the world's first Microsoft Azure AI laptop which is "All Intel Inside". Features include Intel's 9th-Gen Core i7/i9 processors, Nvidia's RTX-20 / GTX-16 GPUs, and Samsung's 15.6" 3840x2160 AMOLED display with an ultra-thin 3 mm bezel (there's also an FHD 240Hz LCD screen option).

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED photo
The Aero 15 Laptop OLED edition will ship in the summer of 2019, starting at $1,699.

SALDtech announces its 2nd investment round, to develop flexible OLED deposition tools

SALDtech logoThe Netherlands based SALDtech, established in 2018 as a spinoff from the TNO institute, announced that it closed its 2nd financing round led by Innovation Industries and BOM, Brabant Development agency.

SALDtech developed deposition tools based on the Holst Centre's Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition that can be used to produce large area ultra-thin layers with world class performance. SALDtech says it will used the investment to develop and build flexible OLED production equipment.

Korean site suggests that Apple is considering adopting AMOLED displays in future iPads and Laptops

In February 2019 Samsung Display started to mass produce its new 15.6" 3840x2160 OLED display panels, and some of the first 2019 OLED laptops are already shipping.

HP Spectre x360 15 photo

Korea-site The Elec says that according to its sources, Apple is "considering adoption" of OLED displays in its Pro laptop and tablets lines. The iPad Pro will adopt an 11" OLED while the MacBook Pro will adopt a 15.6" one.

LGD confirms it is Lenovo's 13.3" foldable OLED supplier

Earlier this month Lenovo demonstrated a prototype 13.3" foldable OLED ThinkPad laptop. We speculated that LGD is the display supplier, and yesterday LGD's CTO confirmed this.

Lenovo said that it developed this device for over three years, and hopes to launched a commercial one in 2020. InOctober 2018 it was first reported that LG Display is working together with Lenovo on a 13.3" foldable OLED laptop device, but that was not confirmed until now.

IGNIS demonstrates how its compensation technology can remove burn-in signs from automotive AMOLED panels

IGNIS Innovation published the following interesting video that shows how its compensation technology can remove the visible signs of pixel aging:

IGNIS tells us that this is a 12" LTPS automotive AMOLED panel. The company tested it for 1,000 hours at 85 degrees Celsius - to make sure the company's compensation technology can remove all signs of burn-in patterns. IGNIS's Max Life technology combines a functional in-pixel compensation pixel circuit with a sensing line and the company's current measurement driver chip that can perform external compensation.

Realme X

The Realme X is an Android smartphone that features a 6.53" 1080x2340 AMOLED full-screen display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a snapdragon 710 chipset, 4/6/8 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, a dual-camera setup and a motorized pop-up selfie camera.

Realme X photo

The Realme X started shipping by the end of May 2019, with the price stated at $180. At Amazon.com the Realme X starts at $330.

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