Article last updated on: May 14, 2021

BOE's 5.99" flexible smartphone AMOLED display is now available in the OLED Marketplace

We are happy to announce that the OLED marketplace lists a 5.99" 1080x2160 flexible AMOLED display produced by BOE. This is a high-end smartphone type display (but of course can be used in other applications) that includes a touch layer.

Check out more information over at the OLED Marketplace, or contact us now, the panel is available to order from China, at attractive pricing.

Over 10 new OLED smartphones announced at MWC 2022

During the Mobile World Congress, many smartphones were announced (and some already released) that use AMOLED displays. Here's the current list of phones we added to the OLED phone database, although we're sure more phones will surface soon:

Some of these phones use very advanced displays, for example the Honor Magic4 with its 6.81" 120Hz 1,000 nits 1224x2664 LTPO AMOLED display and the Lenovo Legion Y90 Y90 with a 6.92" 144Hz 1,300 nits 1080x2460 AMOLED.

DSCC: the foldable OLED market will grow to 86 million units by 2026

DSCC estimates that just over 10 million foldable OLED displays shipped in 2022, and the market is set to grow to 86 million units by 2026 (54% CAGR).

Foldable OLED sales forecast (2020-2026, DSCC)

DSCC says that foldable smartphone revenues rose 342% in 2021, and have reached $5.8 billion. The most popular foldable smartphone was the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (51% market share in 2021), followed by the Galaxy Z Fold 3 (26% market share) and the Huawei Mate X2 (6% market share).

Visionox launches China's first LTPO AMOLED display

Towards the end of 2021, it was reported that Visionox has finalized its LTPO R&D project and is ready to start producing LTPO OLED displays. The company now officially launched its first LTPO AMOLED dipslay, that can offer a dynamic refresh rate, from 1Hz to 120Hz. Visionox expects the first phones to adopt these new displays to be released soon.

The new LTPO AMOLED displays are produced at Visionox's Hefei 6-Gen flexible AMOLED line. This is the first LTPO OLED displays produced in China (previously only Samsung and LG produced such advanced panels).

BOE demonstrates a new foldable OLED that can fold inwardly and outwardly in two places

BOE demonstrated new foldable OLED prototypes, which it calls the f-OLED N-shaped folding display. The new displays by BOE can be folded both inwardly and outwardly, which allows BOE to present a unique form factor:

BOE f-OLED foldable n-shape prototypes

BOE's new display is 12.3" in size, and when full folded (two folds) it turns into a 5.6-inch form-factor device. BOE developed a novel hinge system that allows for sliding compensation which improves the strength of the display module. BOE tested the new display for up to 200,000 inward folding cycles and 100,000 outward folding cycles.

ETNews: Samsung did not update its OLED material stack for the Galaxy S22 series

According to reports from Korea, Samsung decided to use the same OLED material stack (the so-called M11 stack) in its Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone (the M11 was used in the S21 Ultra phone). The lower-end Galaxy S21 still uses the M10 stack, same as in the S20.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra photoThe lower-end model did get an update - the S22 Plus has been upgraded to the M11 stack (the S21 Plus used the M10 stack).

ETNews: BOE reduces OLED production due to chip supply shortage

According to ETNews, BOE reduced its AMOLED production for Apple to about 2-3 months in February and March, down from around 9-10 million units it originally planned to produced, as the company failed to secure enough driver ICs.

Apple iPhone 13 photo

ETNews says that LX Semicon (previously Silicon Works) cannot supply BOE with enough driver chips. Most of the company's chips will be supplied to LG's OLED panels.

Samsung launches its latest flagship phones and tablets, the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab S8 series

Samsung launched a new range of mobile devices, most of which feature AMOLED displays. The new smartphone range starts with the Galaxy S22 which sports a 6.1" 120Hz 1300 nits 1080x2340 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, and the Galaxy S22+ which offers similar specifications but with a larger 6.6" AMOLED which is also brighter at 1,750 nits.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra photo

The Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 6.8" 120Hz 1750-nits 1440x3080 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, and also stronger specifications, including up to 1TB of storage, 12GB of RAM, a quad camera setup with a main 108MP sensor and an S Pen stylus.

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