Xiaomi Watch S1

Xiaomi's Watch S1 is a smartwatch with a 1.43" 466x466 round AMOLED display, sapphire glass, 5ATM waterproofing, NFC and over 170 sports modes.

Xiaomi Watch S1 photo

The Watch S1 ships now in China starting at around $165.

We talk light field displays with the CEO of holographic interface developer Looking Glass Factory

The Looking Glass Factory develops interfaces for holographic, light field displays. Light field displays seem to be advancing, and we invited LGF's CEO and co-founder, Shawn Frayne, to help us understand the technology and to tell us more about the company, its technologies and latest status.

Looking Glass Factory dragon fountain image

Q: Hello Shawn. Can you give us a short background on LGF, and on your own interest in light field displays?

Ever since I saw the holographic shark swallow up Marty McFly in Back to the Future II, I have been pursuing the dream of the hologram – a way to create and share images and memories that are as lifelike as people and things in the real world. However, despite living in a 3D universe, our digital interactions, memories and creations remain trapped on flat, 2D screens. I wanted to change that, and that’s how and why Looking Glass Factory started.

Xiaomi 12 / 12 Pro / 12X

Xiaomi's 12 smartphone sports a 6.28" 120Hz 1,100-nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi 12 photo

The Xiaomi 12 Pro offers an upgraded display - a 6.73" 120Hz 1,500-nits LTPO 1440x3200 AMOLED, and other upgraded specification. The Xiaomi 12X is similar to the 12 but with an older chipset.

LG Display's OLED EX technology improves the brightness, lifetime, size and image quality of its OLED TV panels, to be adopted in all WOLED panels by Q2 2022

LG Display unveiled its latest OLED TV technology, branded as OLED EX. LG says that these WOLED panels combine new deuterium compounds and personalized algorithms to improve the image quality and increase brightness by up to 30%. EX is an acronym of Evolution and eXperience.

LG Display OLED EX Technology photo

LG Display says that it has "successfully converted the hydrogen elements present in organic light emitting elements into stable deuterium". LGD extracts the deuterium compounds from water, and after stabilization, the compounds allow the OLED devices to be brighter - and also last longer.

Visionox ready to start producing LTPO AMOLED displays

According to reports from China, Visionox has finalized its LTPO R&D project and is now starting to produce LTPO OLED displays. This will enable the company to compete with Samsung and other leading OLED producers for the high-end smartphone display segment.

Apple LTPO OLED backplane (IHS slide)

Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide, or LTPO, is an OLED display backplane technology developed by Apple. LTPO combines both LTPS TFTs and Oxide TFTs (IGZO, Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) to enable variable refresh rate displays, and power savings of up to 15%. LTPO AMOLED displays are widely used today in high-end smartphones and other mobile devices.

LGD to show new transparent OLED application ideas at CES 2022

LG Display will introduce new transparent OLED application ideas at CES 2022. The company is unveiling four innovate solutions, all that use the same 55" FHD 38% transparent OLED panel that LG is producing since 2019.

LG Display Shopping Managing Showcase at CES 2022

First up is the Shopping Managing Showcase which uses a wooden display stand. This retail application is "ideal for luxurious department stores as it can "display eye-catching visual content on the screen that harmonizes with the products on display behind".

TÜV Rheinland recognizes LGD's automotive OLEDs with its high visibility certificate

LG Display announced that its automotive OLED displays have been recognized as "high visibility displays" by by leading global independent inspection service TÜV Rheinland of Germany.

LGD TUV Rheinland high visibility automotive OLED (2021-12)

LG says that its automotive OLED panels consistently offer the best image quality in a wide range of environments. Thanks to the high brightness (10 to 5000 nits) of its displays, these OLEDs can perform well during both day and night, and work at a wide range of temperatures, even minus 40 degrees Celsius.

Huawei P50 Pocket

Huawei's P50 Pocket is a clamshell styled Harmony OS smartphone with a 6.9" 2790x1188 120Hz foldable AMOLED display. When closed, the phone has two holes in its external case - one that holds the cameras, and another that holds the external display, a 1.04" 340x340 OLED.

Huawei P50 Pocket photo

Other features include a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, NM card slot and a triple camera setup.

OLEDON developed a curved plane-source FMM technology that can be used to produce direct-emission 10,000 PPI OLED microdisplays

OLEDON says that it has developed a new curved plane-source evaporation shadow mask process that can be used for OLED microdisplay fabrication, with a potential density of 10,000 PPI (minimum shadow distance of 0.18um). Using this technology it will be possible to create direct-emission microdisplays.

In the video above, you can see the lecture OLEDON's CEO gave last month at iMID 2021, that explains the new technology.

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