LG Electronics to discontinue its 65" rollable OLED TV, after 5 years of slow sales

In early 2019, LG launched the world's first rollable OLED device - a TV that rolls into its base. The 65" Signature OLED TV R had three viewing options - full view, line view and zero view, and was heralded as a radical new TV form factor. The OLED TV R had a high price tag (around $100,000) and obviously never attracted a large customer base.

LG Electronics now decided to stop selling the TV, and not release a new edition. It actually disbanded its small dedicated production line, and will now focus on other high-end premium TVs instead, such as the transparent Signature OLED T TV

Read the full story Posted: May 11,2024

Omdia: OLED tablet shipments to reach 35 million units in 2031

Omdia says that shipments of OLED displays in tablets are set to grow in the future, rising from around 3.8 million in 2023 to 35 million in 2031. 2024 will see a 315% jump in shipments as Apple starts to adopt OLEDs in its tablets.

Interestingly, Omdia sees an increase in adoption of a 'hybrid OLED' structure (reaching a market share of 85.1% in 2031), which the company defines as a glass-based OLED with a thin-film encapsulation. This hybrid design is lower in cost compared to a flexible OLEDs, while still achieving high performance and a thin design. 

Read the full story Posted: May 11,2024

IDC: Samsung leads the OLED monitor market, with a 34.7% market share

Samsung Electronics started selling OLED monitors in 2023, and one year later, according to IDC, it leads the global OLED monitor market, with a 34.7% market share by revenues. It also is the leader in shipments with a share of 28.3%.

Samsung Odyssey G8QNB photo

Samsung's first monitor was the 34" OLED G8, a QD-OLED gaming monitor. Since then Samsung released several new OLED monitors, and it's likely that the OLED Monitor market is set for fast growth ahead. 

Read the full story Posted: May 11,2024

New OLED gadget: Realme GT Neo6

The Realme GT Neo6 offers a 6.78" 120Hz 6000 nits (peak) 1264x2780 LTPO AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1GB of storage. The camera setup includes a 50MP OIS camera with a Sony IMX882 sensor and an 8MP ultrawide lens (IMX355).

The GT Neo6 will ship next week (May 15, 2024) in China staring at around $290.

Read the full story Posted: May 10,2024

New OLED gadget: Xencelabs Pen Display 16

The Xencelabs Pen Display 16 is a tablet for photographers and content creators, that offers a 16" 4K AMOLED display with a non-reflective surface and high color accuracy. It comes with two pressure-sensitive pens. The premium edition comes with a small remote that also includes a small white PMOLED (it can also be ordered separately). 

The Xencelabs Pen Display 16 will ship soon starting at $999. The small PMOLED remote costs $99.

Read the full story Posted: May 09,2024

UBI: OLED emitter materials shipments to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% to reach $2.7 billion in 2028

UBI Research says that it expects the total shipments of OLED emitting materials to reach 131 tons in 2024. The market will grow to 177 tons by 2028, a CAGR of 7.9%. In terms of revenues, the market will grow from $2.4 billion in 2024 to $2.7 billion in 2028.

UBI says that demand for OLED displays is on the rise, fueled by increased adoption in entry-level phones and IT products. 

Read the full story Posted: May 09,2024

New OLED gadget: Pebble Mega

The Pebble Mega smartwatch has a relatively large 2.06" 700 nits AMOLED display (resolution unknown), SpO2 and Heart rate sensors, sleep monitoring and several sports modes.

The Pebble Mega is now shipping in India, for around $32.

Read the full story Posted: May 09,2024