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In the past few months, we heard many rumors regarding Samsung’s upcoming OLED tablets . It seems that Samsung are getting closer to launching these new tablets, as the new rumors are getting more and more detailed. The latest report from SamMobile says that Samsung decided to name the OLED tablet lineup the Galaxy Tab S. There will be two display sizes – 8.4″ and 10.5″, and both will have the same WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution. Read more about SamMobile: Samsung to launch 8.4" and 10.5" OLED Galaxy Tab S tablets
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Samsung no new OLED TVs devices in 2014/2015 – Samsung Display will not ramp up a new OLED-Tv facility
Hello everyone! On 14.April we get some information that Samsung Display has stopped producing their 55 inch OLED TV ! Today 5.5.2014 the Asian Nikke reports that Samsung Electronics will not ramp up theV2 8G (2200×2500) OLED-Television production line deterred by the inefficiency of production and because of the price pressure in the HDTV market. Samsung is not happy with the sales of the KN55S9 curved OLED-Television device in the United States. Investment has been called off for a larger facility that would have been in place by the end of the year. At the CES-2014 the president of Samsung Visual Display Business HS Kim says that Samsung Display has problems at the manufacturing process. To solve this major problems Kim thinks that Samsung Display need more time and he think it will take around three or four years to produce cost competitive large OLED-Television devices. But why LG-Display has not the same problems? Samsung FMM LTPS True RGB technology issues: In the small/mid range AMOLED displays there are no problems with the manufacturing process. Samsung Display use here LTPS Backplane with FMM Fine Metal Mask or SMS.
LG’s OLED TV price keeps dropping, Amazon now lists it at $4,726 and you can find it on eBay for $3,999
Last month Amazon slashed the price of LG’s curved 55″ OLED TV to $5,999 , and today the retailer lists the OLED TV for only $4,726 . This is via Beach Audio, the original Amazon page still lists the TV at $5,999 . You can also buy this TV at a much lower price at eBay – there’s one seller offering the OLED TV for $3,999 and one for $4,200 . That’s far below LG’s original price in august 2013 ( $14,999 )! Read more about LG's OLED TV price keeps dropping, Amazon now lists it at $4,726 and you can find it on eBay for $3,999
Do you remember our article Galaxy S5 AMOLED Display tested in the lab? You know that the Galaxy S5 features a Full HD (1920×1080, 432 ppi) Pixel AMOLED Display with Diamond Pixel Matrix structure similiar to Galaxy S4. Yes nearly similiar Samsung Display use new organic materials and some changes in the Subpixel structure. The S5 AMOLED display has a improved power efficiency from about 27 percent! At the Galaxy S4 the green sub-pixel has a oval shape, at the Galaxy S5 all sub-pixels (red, blue, green) has a diamond pixel shape. At the Galaxy S5 the blue and red subpixels have a diagonal of 27 Âµm. The green sub-pixel is a little bit smaller with 19 Âµm. At the Galaxy S4 the Sub-pixels are larger blue 36 Âµm, red is 31 Âµm and the green is 23 Âµm. There are some rumors that for the S4 that the blue pixels likely had the least emission efficiency and hence the largest size.
Samsung Electronics reported their financial results for Q1 2014. The company had sales of almost $52 billion, and made a profit of $8.2 billion. This was less than a year ago, and the company says this is mostly due to lower high-end smartphone and display sales. Samsung Electronics says that OLED sales were down due to weak seasonal demand and “impact from new product model replacement” (whatever that means). Looking to the future, Samsung expects to increase OLED shipments to high-end smartphones and to expand to mid-end phones as well. They also want to increase applications to wearable devices. Interestingly they do not mention OLED tablets . Read more about Samsung: weak OLED sales in Q1 due to low seasonal demand
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Samsung Display foldable OLED Device Patent – Samsung Display to develop foldable OLED-Tv and PC-Monitors!
Samsung Display is the world leader inÂ AMOLED Â production and this Korean company will also want to ramp up the flexible/bendable market as soon as possible.Now the korean company filed a patent which showcase a device which has a foldable YOUM OLED Display based on plastic substrate. Samsung Display filed that patent under the number U S20140111954 USPTO . In the sheets the korean company showcase in detail a product/device which has a folding mechanism. With that kind of technology completely new kind of product categories can be realized soon. In the patent description Samsung Display says that a foldable display device including a case that stably supports a flexible AMOLED display panel for improving user convenience is disclosed. The divece includes a flexible display panel including a foldable area between lateral plane areas therof and a pair of front cases surrounding a front perimeter of the flexible panel. In the patent description Samsung Display says that a foldable display device can not only be used for mobile equipment smartphones, ultra-mobile Pcs, Tablet-Pcs they plan also some other applications like Television, Computer Monitors! These are the development and market entry stages: very thin > 0.25mm, light, unbreakable Bendable, ready for production (Galaxy Round, LG-Flex) Rollable, completely flexible â€“> ready 2016 Printable, displays like a paper â€“> ready 2018-2020 Samsung describe YOUM as thinner lighter and unbreakable, the flexible AMOLED features a TFT Film, Organic Layer Encap (Film) and a Polarizer.Samsung Mobile display plans not to use a glass substrat they use a special plastic material to reach the high resolution and the bending property. Flexible AMOLED Videos
According to IHS, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 costs about $256 to make, and the most expensive component is the 5.1″ FHD Super AMOLED display which costs $63. That’s actually cheaper than the 4.99″ display on the GS4 which was estimated at $75 back in 2013 by IHS. In 2013, DisplaySearch estimated the GS4 display at just over $60 . According to reports from Korea towards the end of 2013, Samsung Electronics indeed asked Samsung Display to reduce its AMOLED prices in an effort to reduce smartphone costs (even though IHS esimates that the GS5 costs about $20 more than the GS4, even with the cheaper display). Then again it may simply be that DisplaySearch were correct and the $60 price remained the same even though the new display is a bit larger and performs a lot better . Read more about IHS: the GS5 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED display costs $63, less than the GS4 display
Engadget posted a review of samsung’s Gear Fit smartwatch, with its flexible (curved) 1.84″ (432×128) Super AMOLED display. And they really love that display – it’s beautiful, the curve feels natural and it’s aesthetically pleasing. The colors are vibrant – and the only problem is that it’s barely readable in sunlight unless you set it to “outdoor brightness mode”. But eventually the reviewer is not happy with this hybrid smartwatch and fitness band, due to the weak software and awkward UI. And they say that the $199 price is too much for this device. Read more about Engadget reviews the Gear Fit, says the display is beautiful but the software is messy
Samsung launched the GS5 last week, and it seems that the company’s new flagship phone is off to a good start. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team says that the new phone is selling faster than the GS4 , and they said that while the GS4 sold 10 million units in 27 days , the GS5 will do “significantly better”. The first-day GS5 sales in the US were up 30% compared to the GS4. The GS5 uses a 5.1″ FHD (432 PPI, Diamond Pixel ) Super AMOLED display which at first seemed quite similar to the 5″ FHD display on the GS4, but according to DisplayMate, the display is far superior in many aspects, and it’s actually the best mobile display ever . Read more about Samsung sees the GS5 outselling the GS4, says the Note 4 will have a "new form factor"
In the past week (while I was skiing in France with my 2 daughters), several tech blogs reported that Samsung “pulled out of the OLED game altogether” as LG is set to lead the OLED TV market. While I agree that LG is currently leading the OLED TV market (I have already posted on this in January ), it hardly seems as if Samsung abandoned OLED TVs. In fact, the original Korea Herald article (which spurred all those other posts) said that “Samsung is not scheduled to unveil curved OLED TVs this year because of its continued focus on UHD TVs and its low yield rate”. While this may be true, it does not mean that the company completely stopped developing OLED TVs. Read more about Samsung is unlikely to abandon the OLED TV market