DSCC: strong demand for Samsung's latest foldable smartphones, sees a jump in production

DSCC says that demand for Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is very strong in Korea, with pre-orders in the first seven days reaching over 900,000 units. Demand in India is strong as well.

Samsung foldable smartphone production (2020-2021, DSCC)
DSCC sees Samsung's foldable OLED production volume up dramatically from July compared to last year. In fact the volume in July was higher than the combined volume of the production in January-July 2021. From August 2021, DSCC sees production of over 1 million foldablephones per month.

INT Tech developed a 5,000 nits AMOLED microdisplay, is still on track for mass production in Q4 2021

Taiwan-based INT Tech announced that it has produced new AMOLED microdisplay samples at its $143 million fab in Taizhou in Zhejiang province, China, and the company is still on track for mass production in Q4 2021.

INT Tech Taizhou OLED fab photo November 2020

The new 0.7-inch INT Tech uNEEDXR display is a direct-emission display that features a brightness of over 5,000 nits, 3147 PPI and a low power consumption (less than 500mW@5000nits).

Airbus and Royole collaborate to demonstrate a flexible-OLED based digital inflight magazine

Airbus and Royole teamed up to demonstrate a digital inflight magazine - that makes use of a thin flexible OLED panel.

Airbus OLED-enabled digital flight magazine photo

The two companies have been working together since 2018, and are now presenting a prototype device. The device looks like an iPad, but feels like a flexible magazine. The OLED display looks better than currently-used LCD displays in airplane seats, and also consumes less power and are also lighter.

LG Electronics postpones launch of 42-inch OLED TVs to 2022

According to a report from Korea, LG Electronics decided to launch its 42-inch OLED TV in 2022. The company first planned to launch it in the second half of 2021. The TV/monitor will target gamers, with support advanced video processing at 120Hz and a 4K resolution.

LG C1 OLED TV photo

The reports says that LG decided to do this due to marketing considerations - while LG Display still plans to start production of the 42-inch panels before the end of the year.

DSCC: over 600 million smartphone OLED displays will ship in 2021, over 750 million in 2022

DSCC says that OLED shipments in the second quarter of 2021 rose 36% over last year (but decreased 10% compared to Q1 2021). New smartphone launches by Samsung, Apple and Google will drive the growth at the second half of 2021.

Smartphone AMOLED shipments, 2018-2022F (DSCC)

Samsung Display is still the leading smartphone OLED producer, with a market share of 73.5% in Q2 2021. BOE was at second place with a 6.7% share.

Philips OLED936

The OLED936 is Philips' flagship 2021 OLED TV range. The TVs feature 48,55 and 65 inch 4K WOLED displays, anti-burn-in technology, with 4-sides Ambilight, Android 10 OS Philips's dual-chip P5 video processor, two HDMI 2.1 ports, VRR, ALLM, HGiG and a built-in Dolby Atmos B&W 3.1.2 channel audio system.

Philips OLED936 photo

The OLED936 will ship soon.

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion

The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion sports a 6.7-inch 90Hz 1080x2400 HDR10+ AMOLED display, a MeditaTek MT6853 chipset, 6/8GB of RAM, 128GB GB of storage, microSDXC slot and a triple camera setup.

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion photo

The Edge 20 Fusion will ship by the end of August 2021, starting at around $300.

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