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 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.
The new algorithms employed by LGD studies the individual viewing patterns, and precisely controls the display’s energy input to more accurately express the details and colors of the video content being played.
LGD's new panel bezels will also be thinner by 30% compared to the company's existing panels, and enable reduced bezel thickness (from 6 mm to 4 mm on 65" panels). Starting in Q2 2022, LGD will integrate OLED EX technology into all of its WOLED TV panels manufactured at both its Paju fabs and Guangzhou fabs. This means that all OLED TV panels produced in the second half of 2022 and further will employ the new OLED EX technology.
LGD did not mention this, but earlier this year it started producing the OLED evo panels, which adds a new layer to the WOLED stack to improve the efficiency by around 20%. OLED evo panels are adopted in high-end OLED TVs. It will be interesting to learn whether the OLED EX technology will also be adopted in the OLED evo stack panels, and how these two new technologies combine.