Huawei P40 / P40 Pro / P40 Pro+

Huawei's flagship P40 smartphone features a 6.1" 1080x2340 AMOLED display, a triple camera setup, HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset, 5G connectivity, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and an NM card slot. The P40 will also sport a graphene thermal dissipation film (Huawei's SuperCool system).

Huawei P40 pro photo

The P40 Pro has a larger 6.58" 1200x2640 AMOLED display, that features HDR-10, DCI-P3 and a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has a quad camera setup (50MP main sensor) and 256 GB of RAM. The P40 Pro+ uses the same display and some better specifications (512 GB of RAM, five camera setup).

The OLED Handbook, 2020 edition

We are happy to announce the eighth edition of The OLED Handbook, the most comprehensive resource on OLED technology, industry and market - now updated for 2020. The OLED industry grows and changes very fast, and the new edition include new details on the OLED mobile display market, Apple's OLED plans, new production fabs in China, foldable OLEDs, OLED TVs, the Coronavirus outbreak effects and more!

Reading this book, you'll learn all about:

  • OLED technology and materials and production processes
  • How OLEDs compare to LCD displays
  • OLED TVs, flexible, foldable and transparent OLEDs
  • The OLED lighting industry
  • The future of OLED displays and the challenges ahead

The book also provides:

  • A history of OLED development
  • A guide to OLED investment
  • A comprehensive list of OLED companies
  • A list of existing and planned AMOLED fabs
  • An introduction to quantum dots, micro-LEDs and e-paper displays

The OLED handbook has been read by hundreds of display engineers, business developers, researchers, equipment vendors, OLED material companies, private investors and others who wished to learn more about OLEDs today and in the future. I truly believe that it is the best introduction to OLED displays and lighting!

ZTE Axon 11 5G

ZTE's Axon 11 5G sports a 6.47" 1080x2340 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a microSDXD slot, a quad camera setup and Dual-SIM.

ZTE Axon 11 5G photo

The Axon 11 5G will ship by the end of 2020, starting at around $390.

The Coronavirus and OLED industry marketing

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many restrictions and changes to the world. Governments are doing their best to enforce social distancing and quarantine regulations in order to contain the virus outbreak, but this fight inevitably brings with it negative impacts on various markets, especially consumer goods. On the OLED front, it is evident that demands for consumer devices is dropping. Hopefully, this will not be the situation forever and when the lock-down experienced in so many countries can be safely lifted, people will return to work, demand will rise and things will return to normal.

In the meantime, the display industry (OLED industry included) is not standing still - companies are continuing to develop new technologies and devices, new ideas are being tested and there is still business bring done. In fact, many companies are viewing this situation as a chance to increase productivity and R&D and become better companies.

DSCC details its 2020 OLED market estimates

DSCC says that OLED area shipments will grow in 2020 to around 10.5 million square meters, up from 8 million square meters in 2019 - a growth of around 31%. In terms of revenues, the OLED market will grow 35% in 2020 to reach $37.6 billion. DSCC says that in 2020, 731 million OLEDs will be produced (up 27% from 2019).

OLED panels area shipments (2016-2020, DSCC)

Smartphone revenues will reach $30.7 billion in 2019 (up 35% from 2019) while TV revenues will grow 28% to $3.2 billion. Smartwatch revenues will increase 11% in 2020 to $2 billlion. The revenues for all other OLED applications are expected to increase by 69% in 2020 to $1.6 billion, mainly driven by laptop OLED displays.

DSCC: 577 million OLED panels shipped in 2019, generating $27.9 billion

DSCC says that OLED panel revenues in Q4 2019 reached $8.1 billion, down 2% from Q3 2019 and pretty much the same as in Q4 2018. In terms of units, DSCC says that in Q4 2019 124 million smartphone panels were shipped, 31 million wearable panels and 998,000 TV panels.

OLED panel revenue (2016-2019, DSCC)

Smartphone revenues in Q4 2019 were down 2% from Q4 2018 (due to lower average sales price for both rigid and flexible panels, the number of panels actually increased 4%), and revenues for TVs were up 30% (to $752 million). Smartwatches remain the 3rd largest market for OLED panels, and experienced strong growth in 2019, but it seems as if the growth may have plateaued (in Q4 the revenues were down 7% from last year).

EIZO launches its 21.6" printed-OLED monitor in China

In October 2019 EIZO announced the FORIS NOVA high-end monitor that features a 21.6" 4K AMOLED display (produced by JOLED in an inkjet printing process). The monitor is shipping in Japan, and now EIZO officially launched it in China as well. The price in Japan is 350,000 Yen (around $3,150 USD) and we do not know the price in China yet.

EIZO Nova photo

The display offers HDR support. EIZO calls this OLED monitor an entertainment monitor saying it is especially suitable for gaming and video watching. EIZO will only produce 500 units of this limited-edition monitor.

Samsung Galaxy A41

Samsung's Galaxy A41 sports a 6.1" 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a Mediatek Helio P65 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot and a triple camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy A41 photo

The A41 will ship in the summer of 2020.

The Graphene Handbook updated to 2020

We're happy to announce the sixth edition of Graphene-Info's Graphene Handbook, the most comprehensive resource on graphene technology, industry and market - now updated for 2020. Get your copy now to stay current on graphene research, development and market. Graphene is an exciting material that has tremendous potential to be adopted in a wide range of industries - including the display industry, in backplanes, transparent conductors, LEDs, QDs and more.

The Graphene Handbook 2020 edition can be downloaded now for $97 USD (via Paypal or credit card). To secure your copy simply click here. Existing digital-copy customers are entitled to a 50% discount (and if you bought your copy in September 2019 or later, you'll get the upgrade for free). If you did not receive your upgrade coupon, contact us to get one.

The hardcopy printed version costs $149.99 and can be ordered through our publisher.

For more information, and to order your copy today, visit The Graphene Handbook info page.

Samsung Galaxy M21

Samsung's Galaxy M21 smartphone features a 6.4" 1080x2340 420-nits Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 9611 chipset, 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot, a triple camera setup and Dual-SIM.

Samsung Galaxy M21 photo

The Galaxy M21 will ship by the end of March 2020, starting at around $175.

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