OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro

OnePlus's 2020 flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8, features a 6.55" 1080x2400 90Hz HDR Fluid AMOLED display (produced by SDC), a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 6/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

OnePlus 8 photo

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a larger 6.78" 1440x3168 120Hz HDR Fluid AMOLED, the same chipset and memory specifications and a quad camera setup.

DSCC sees 5 million foldable OLEDs produced in 2020, over 77 million in 2025

DSCC says that the future will bring significant growth for foldable OLED displays - fueled by lower panel prices as production increases and yields improve, lower device prices and improved display reliability as devices improve.

Foldable OLED panel shipments forecast (2018-2025, DSCC)

DSCC sees meaningful improvements in devices starting in the second half of 2020. In 2020 around 5 million foldable devices (mostly smartphones) will ship, generating almost $1 billion in revenues. From 2020 to 2025, foldable display shipments will rise to 77 million units (a CAGR of 132%) and revenues will reach almost $8 billion (CAGR of 113%).

MBC Studio in Korea to use LGD's transparent OLED TVs in election results broadcast

LG Display announced that MBC Studio will adopt the company's transparent OLED screens in its Korean 2020 election result broadcast tomorrow (April 15). In February 2019 LG Display started producing its 55" FHD transparent commercial OLED displays, and LGD says that this is the first time its transparent OLEDs will be featured in a high rating broadcast (but this isn't so - see note below on DR1's June 2019 broadcast).

LG Display transparent OLEDs at MBC Studio, Korea Electroni 2020

LG Display's transparent OLEDs feature a brightness of 150 cd/m2 (peak white brightness of 400 cd/m2) and a transparency of 38% and a color gamut of 120% NTSC. The display can optionally include touch functionality.

Doosan Corp looks to sell its stake in OLED host producer Doosan Solus

In 2019, Doosan Corp spun-off its OLED materials unit, which is now called Doosan Solus (and is listed on the Korean stock market). Doosan Solus produces host materials for OLED displays (in addition to battery foil materials and bio components used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals).

According to reports from Korea, Doosan Corp is looking to raise funds to bail out its troubled Doosan Heavy I&C company, and is looking to sell its 51% stake in Doosan Solus. The reports suggest that Doosan Corp is looking to get 600 billion Won (almost $500 million USD) for its stake, and a possible buyer is private equity fund SkyLake Investment.

Huawei X65

Huawei's First OLED TV, the X65, uses a 65" 4K 120Hz 1000-nits LGD WOLED panel and is based on Huawei's own HongMeng Smart OS. The TV features a pop-up camera that can recognize gestures and a 14-speaker audio system behind the TV panel.

Huawei X65 photo

The X65 is currently aimed for the Chinese market, with a price of around $3,500. It will begin shipping by the end of April 2020.

Omdia: Smartphone AMOLED shipments to rise in 2020 in a plunging smartphone market

Omdia (IHS Markit) says that even though global demand for smartphones in 2020 will drop 13% compared to 2019 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the demand for smartphone AMOLED displays will increase by 9%. AMOLED penetration will rise sharply in 2020.

Smartphone AMOLED shipments 2017-2020 (OMDIA)

In 2020 513 million smartphone AMOLED panels will ship, up from 471 million in 2019. The growth will be entirely driven by flexible AMOLEDs which will see a 50% surge in production in 2020. Rigid OLED shipments will decline 12% in 2020.

Huawei says it lost $60 million on its Mate Xs foldable smartphone in two months

Huawei launches its Mate Xs foldable smartphone in February 2020, with a 8" 2200x2480 foldable AMOLED display (produced by BOE). Huawei's consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, says taht even though the Mate Xs costs $2,400 the company lost around $60-70 million on this smartphone since its launch.

Huawei Mate X photo

The Mate Xs is an updated Mate X, with the same display and form factor, but with upgraded specifications.

TCL 10 Pro

The TCL 10 Pro smartphones features a 6.47" 1080x2340 HDR AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 675 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a microSDXC card slot and a quad-camera setup.

TCL 10 Pro photo

The TCL 10 Pro will ship by the end of June 2020 for around $500 in China.

Vivo S6 5G

Vivo's S6 5G sports a 6.44" HDR 1080x2400 AMOLED display, an Exynos 980 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, 5G connectivity and a dual camera setup.

Vivo S6 5G photo

The Vivo S6 5G will ship by the end of April 2020.

Huawei to soon launch its first OLED TV, the X65

Huawei is set to release its first OLED TV, the 65" X65. The company has released some posters that tease the new TV:

Huawei's X65 OLED TV ad photo

According to reports from China, the X65 OLED TV will be based on Huawei's Hongmeng smart OS and will include a 24MP pop-up camera, a 14-speaker setup and an ambient sensor to adjust the screen image to enable more accurate images. Huawei is expected to officially launch its first OLED TV later this week.

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