Razer unveils a concept 15" 4K OLED laptop

Razer unveiled two new laptop concepts at CES, based on the company's 15" Razer Blade laptop. One of the concepts spots a 4K touch OLED display (the second used a 240Hz FHD LCD).

Razer Blade 15 OLED concept photo

Razer says that the OLED display delivers "amazing color, deep blacks, and efficient performance". The company did not disclose if and when it aims to release this as an actual product.

New OLED gadget: Panasonic GZ2000

Panasonic's GZ2000 is the company's flagship TV for 2019, with what the company says is extremely high image quality and color accuracy. The GZ2000 will be available in 55" and 65" and will feature HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support, a powerful new display processor, HLG support, Dolby Atmos audio, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Panasonic GZ2000 photo

Panasonic did not yet disclose the price or shipping date of the GZ2000.

New OLED gadget: Lenovo Yoga C730

Lenovo's Yoga C730 is a convertible notebook that sports a 15.6" 3840x2160 touch AMOLED display. Features include an 8th-gen Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of SSD storage and high end audio.

Lenovo Yoga C730 photo

Lenovo plans to start shipping the C730 in April 2019, starting at $1,650.

AMS announces a behind-the-OLED new RGB light and proximity sensor IC

Austria-based Sensor developer AMS announced a new RGB light and proximity sensor IC that can be placed behind an OLED screen, and still accurately measure the intensity of ambient light. This will enable OLED smartphone makers to further reduce the front bezel and place yet another component behind the OLED display.

The TCS3701 senses the light that passes through the display, and using unique algorithms the sensor can detect ambient light levels accurately without any information regarding the display pixel brightness above the sensor. The whole system package is 2 x 2.5 x 0.5 mm in size and so fits behind the smartphone OLED display.

InZiv raises $2.5 million to develop next-generation OLED inspection tools

Israeli-based InZiv announced that it has successfully closed a Series A round, raising $2.5 million from Maverick Ventures Israel.

Using proprietary technology, InZiv designs and manufactures inspection equipment based on highly specialized nano-scale optics and near-field microscopy. InZiv's equipment is specifically designed to test next-generation display - such as OLEDs, Micro-LEDs and QLEDs. InZiv says that its nano-optical and metrological inspection equipment offers the ability to study a wide variety of defects not detectable with existing tools.

OLED-Info's flexible, VR/AR, microdisplays, automotive and graphene OLED market reports updated to January 2019

Today we published new versions of our market reports - that cover the flexible, VR/AR, microdisplays, automotive, PMOLED and graphene OLED markets. OLED-Info provides comprehensive niche OLED market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about the niche market, and can be useful if you want to understand how the OLED industry works and what this technology can provide for your own industry. The reports are now updated to January 2019.

The OLED for VR/AR Market Report:

  • Why OLEDs are adopted in almost all VR HMDs
  • What kind of displays are required for VR and AR applications
  • What the future holds for the VR and AR markets
  • Current and future VR and AR systems

The report package provides a great introduction to the emerging VR and AR market, and details the role that OLED displays will have. Read more here!

Sony announces its 2019 OLED TV range, with two TVs, the A9G and A8G

Sony announced its 2019 TV range, with two new OLED TVs. First up is the Master-Series A9G, that offers "consumer reference-quality image" and features Sony's X1 Ultimate Picture Processor, Pixel Contrast Booster and an automated calibration mode (including a dedicated mode for Netflix).

The A9G will be available in 55", 65" and 77". The Android TV features Sony's Acoustic Surface Audio - which means that the TV stand doubles as a high end speaker.

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