The OnePlus X is a mid-range stylish smartphone that features a 5″ Full-HD AMOLED display, a 13MP camera, a quad-core Snapdrahon 801 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot and dual-SIM. The OnePlus X will ship in early NOvember 2015 for $249.
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New OLED gadget: OnePlus X
Samsung announced their financial results for Q3 2015 – the company’s operation profit reached $6.46 billion (up from $3.8 billion in Q3 2014, but down from the $9.6 billion record it recorded in Q3 2013). The company reports strong Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ sales (both phones sport 5.7″ 2560◊1440 Super AMOLED displays, a flexible one on the S6 edge+). SDC’s OLED business experienced improved earnings led by launch of new products and improve productivity. OLED shipments increase by over 30% over Q2 2015 – mostly due to an increase in low-end and mid-end panel shipments and external customer base . Samsung expects the smartphone market to slow down in 2016 and it plans to diversify its product line up and continue to expand its customer base. Read more about Samsung Display reports a sequential 30% OLED revenue increase in Q3 2015
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Samsung Display reports a sequential 30% OLED revenue increase in Q3 2015
Motorola’s Droid Turbo 2 is a ‘shatterproof’ smartphone that features a 5.4″ WQHD (2560◊1440) flexible (plastic) Super AMOLED display, a strong Aluminum core, dual touch layers and two protective glass covers. The phone also features an octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32/64 GB storage, 21 MP camera, 3760 mAh battery and Android 5.1.1. The Droid Turbo 2 is exclusive for Verizon, and will cost $26/month (32GB) or $30/month (64GB). It will ship by the end of October 2015.
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New OLED gadget: Motorola Droid Turbo 2
The first-generation Apple Watch uses a flexible OLED display, exclusively produced by LG Display . In June 2015 it was rumored that say that Apple signed up Samsung Display to be the second OLED supplier for the next-generation Watch, and today ET News re-iterated the same report. According to ET News, Apple is also considering ordering AMOLED panels from Samsung for the next-generation iPhone 7. ET News says that Apple will decide on the iPhone 7 display in November – and it it’s going to be a flexible OLED display it will have a huge effect on Samsung as the Korean company will have to massively increase its flexible OLED capacity . Read more about New/Old rumors suggest SDC to supply flexible OLEDs for Apple's next-gen Watch and iPhone
The Natural OLED desk light from Workrite Ergonomics is a desk lamp that features a single OLED lighting panel (made by LG Chem ). Workrite says that the OLED provides a rich, evenly diffused light, renders colors with amazing accuracy (94 CRI) and emits a neutral white light (3900K) that is glare free, UV free and blue light free. The OLED’s lifetime is rated at 30,000 hours (LT70). The lamp produces 442 lumens at 13.7 W (32 lm/W). The Natural will ship in November 2015 for $239.
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New OLED gadget: Workrite Ergonomics Natural OLED desk light
Corning announced that Samsung Display adopted the company’s Lotus NXT glass as its OLED panel substrate. The Lotus NXT glass was announced in June 2015 , and Corning reveals that that Samsung already adopted those substrates for the Galaxy Note 5 ‘s 5.7″ Quad-HD (2560◊1440, 518PPI) Super AMOLED display. The Note 5 was released in August 2015. Lotus NXT improves the 2nd-gen XT glass ( launched in May 2013 ) with lower total pitch variations. The new glass has improved stability, and better total pitch variation performance. According to Corning, this enables display makers to produce more efficient displays (up to 15% lower power consumption), or higher resolution displays (by up to 100 additional pixels per inch). Read more about Samsung Display now uses Corning's Lotus NXT glass for AMOLED substrates
Watch this nice video from LG Display, that features our friend Raymond Soneira from DisplayMate, explaining the superiority of OLEDs over LCDs: Read more about DisplayMate's Raymond Soneira explains the advantages of OLEDs over LCDs
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DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira explains the advantages of OLEDs over LCDs
UK-based PolyPhotonix , in collaboration with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), developed a wearable electronic blanket that uses printed OLED lighting to administer a phototherapy for the possible treatment of a number of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and jaundice. The blanket could also be used for wound healing and anti inflammatory treatments. The blanket uses small flexible OLED devices. The treatment schedule and dosage of the light are programmable – so the treatment can be optimized and also be used for different conditions. The prototype blanket that was demonstrated also includes sensors and can log and record the usage. Read more about PolyPhotonix demonstrates a printed OLED lighting phototherapy blanket
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PolyPhotonix demonstrates a printed OLED lighting phototherapy blanket
BlackBerry’s Priv is the company’s first Android smartphone, and it features a curved 5.43″ WQHD (2560◊1440) flexible AMOLED display, a hexa-core 64-bit CPU, 3GB RAM, 32 GB of storage and a microSD slot, 18MP camera – and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The Priv will ship in early November 2015, with pre-orders available now for $699 in Canada.
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New OLED gadget: Blackberry Priv
Amazon.com today lists LG’s 2015 55EG9100 55″ curved Full-HD OLED TV for $1,885 – down from $1,999 . This follows several price drops for LG’s 4K 55″ OLEDs too, which are now shipping for $2,999 . LG’s older Full-HD OLED TVs are even cheaper of course. The 2014 model ( 55EC9300 ) costs $1,499 †at Amazon.com, but some retailers carry it at $1,499 . Read more about LG's curved 55" FHD EG9100 OLED TV now down to $1,885
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LG’s curved 55" FHD EG9100 OLED TV now down to $1,885