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Samsung Display ramp up new flexible OLED production line – Samsung Display plans a flexible OLED smartphone with their new capacity.
Wearable devices are a new market for the future, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Fit with a 1,84 inch curved Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy Round was the first smartphone with a flexible OLED Display from Samsung. Samsung Display is the leader in the small/mid range AMOLED market for smartphones. The korean company plans to invest 6 Trillion Won in to a new production line for flexible/bendable/rollable OLED DIsplays. The A3 plant with Phase1 will be in Asan A3 Tangjeong 6G (1500◊1800). The investement in the A3 production line is now confirmed, but Samsung want to realize also Phase3 and more. The whole investement will be around 6 trillion won. Samsung Display plans¬†a flexible OLED smartphone with their new capacity. We think that Samsung will be ready to introduce a flexible smartphone in Q1 2015
Today Samsung is launching the Galaxy S5 worldwide.†In the US, both† AT&T †and† Sprint †offer it for $189 (with a plan) or† $699 unlocked . The GS5 features a 5.1″ FHD (432 PPI, Diamond Pixel †) Super AMOLED display, a 2.5 Ghz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16MP camera (4K video support). The GS5 is dust and water resistant, and it packs a finger scanner and a heart rate sensor. The 5.1″ Super AMOLED display was tested by DisplayMate, who found it to be the best mobile display on the market – outperforming all other OLED and LCD displays as it features the highest brightness, the lowest reflectance, the highest color accuracy, the highest contrast rating in ambient light and the smallest brightness variation with viewing angle. Read more about Samsung's Galaxy S5 is now shipping worldwide
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is now shipping worldwide
Samsung’s Gear Fit is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $199 . The smart wearable fitness band will ship on April 11th. The Gear Fit uses a flexible (curved) 1.84″ (432◊128) Super AMOLED display. The Gear Fit is currently #7 in Amazon’s Cell Phone Accessory Kits best selling list . Most of the items in this list cost 2 or 3 dollars, so it may mean that the Galaxy Fit has already been ordered by many people (I’m not sure how popular are those items really int hat list). Read more about Samsung's Galaxy Gear Fit lands on Amazon.com for $199
It’s highly likely that Samsung will soon release a Galaxy S5 mini device (after all, there was a GS4 mini and GS3 mini ). According to SamMobile, the GS5 mini will sport a 4.5″ 720p Super AMOLED display. Other features include a 8mp camera, 1.5Gb of RAM, 16GB storage and Android 4.4 Kitkat. SamMobile says that their insider did not reveal the launch date, but previous leaks say Samsung will release the GS5 mini (with a model number SM-G800) in June. Read more about Samsung's Galaxy S5 Mini to sport a 4.5" 720p Super AMOLED?
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Earlier this week, a fire broke out in a factory that produces PCBs for the Galaxy S5 . It 287 firefighters to finally stop the fire after 6 hours – and it is estimated that over $1 billion in equipment and components has been destroyed. The factory was contacted by Samsung to manufacture PCBs for the GS5, and this may delay Samsung’s launch or hinder the initial production volumes. Samsung announced that it uses several sources for the PCBs and that the fire will not effect the production by a huge margin. Hopefully the company will be able to launch their new flagship on April 11 as promised. Read more about Samsung may have to delay the GS5 due to a PCB factory fire
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When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 , some people (yes, including me) were a bit disappointing by the display. It seems that it’s basically the display used in the GS4 , only slightly larger (5.1″ vs 4.99″). But it turns out that Samsung does include a couple of new display related technologies in the GS5. According to PC Magazine , the GS5 includes a custom image chip that dynamically adjusts the color gamut and contrast based on ambient light. This makes the colors much better under different lighting conditions. And it’s bound to make DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira really happy – he’s been long talking about how OLED’s wide color gamut can be used in ambient light conditions to improve the image quality . Read more about The Galaxy S5's display related innovations
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The Galaxy S5’s display related innovations
Samsung announced that it has sold over 200 million Galaxy S smartphones – including the GS1 , GS2 , GS3 and GS4 . It probably also includes all the variants (such as the GS4 zoom and the GS4 mini ). Virtually all of those phones use Super AMOLED displays. In January 2013, Samsung said it sold 100 million Galaxy S devices . This means that it took them a little over a year to sell 100 million more. In 2013, by the way, the company produced over 200 million AMOLED panels. This means that the company’s most popular phones actually account to less then 50% of SDC’s OLED production. The rest are mostly used in other Samsung phones (like the Galaxy Notes †family), phones for other companies (such as Nokia and Motorola ) and digital cameras .
Yesterday Samsung unveiled their latest Galaxy S series smartphone, the Galaxy S5 . Samsung says that the new phone was designed to “focus on what matters most to consumers”. The display is a 5.1″ FHD Super AMOLED display (seems to be the same display as on the GS4 , only a bit larger). Other features of the GS5 include a 2.5 Ghz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16MP camera (4K video support). The GS5 is dust and water resistant, and it packs a finger scanner and a heart rate sensor. The new flagship device will launch on April 11 in 150 countries worldwide. Read more about Samsung launches the GS5 with a 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED
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Samsung launches the GS5 with a 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED
Bloomberg reports that HTC is developing three new wearable devices. The company will demonstrate the first one at the MWC event later this week, but will only show the watch privately to mobile carriers. The first watch will be based on Qualcomm’s Toq device †– which uses a small touch Mirasol display. Qualcomm Toq smartwatch The second watch wil be based on Google’s Now service, and this one will use an AMOLED display. The third wearable device will be an electronic bracelet. That’s all we currently know. According to Bloomberg the information comes from a person with “direct knowledge of the plans”. Read more about Is HTC developing an AMOLED smartwatch?
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Is HTC developing an AMOLED smartwatch?
In September 2013, Veeco acquired Synos Technology for $185 million . Synos’ FAST-ALD encapsulation technology is aimed towards flexible OLED displays. Back then Veeco said that the company’s first FAST-ALD pilot production system has already been installed, and they expect a manufacturing ramp to begin in 2014. Yesterday Veeco reported their financial results for Q4 2013 (which was a challenging year for Veeco). The company said that they “received a purchase order from the world leader in mobile OLED displays for a first-generation FAST-ALD prototype system”. The world’s leader in mobile OLEDs is certainly Samsung Display (as they currently hold a market share of over 95%). Read more about Veeco sold a FAST-ALD flexible OLED encapsulation prototype system to Samsung
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