Google IO 2016 Coverage

Samsung investing in additional capacity to produce flexible OLED displays


Sources in Korea report Samsung Display is well on its way to expanding production facilities for flexible OLED displays. Samsung Display currently operates several facilities for flexible OLED production with the largest such location being their A3 plant in Tangjeong. That location currently has a capacity of 15,000 pieces of “mother glass” per month which will be doubled to over 30,000 pieces per month. The increase will be part of a larger effort to expand total production at all flexible OLED facilities from 39,000 sheets per month to 90,000 sheets per month. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ displays bring impressive performance to users


Over the years, smartphone manufacturers have been pushing pixel counts and density for their screens to higher and higher levels as they introduced higher resolution displays to the market. As the numbers got higher, some users noted that these improvements were meaningless as the human eye could not detect the improvements. In a review of the new screens for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, DisplayMate points out some benefits of pushing on resolution specs beyond what the human eye can detect and also praises Samsung for turning their attention to other features that impact a user’s perception of how good the screen is. The end result are two devices that are described as having the “crown jewel” of displays for Samsung smartphones. Read more

Samsung gets granted patent on foldable tablet displays, invisible buttons


Another day, another patent. Last year, Samsung filed a patent on a flexible screen technology. Nearly a year later, on July 7, Samsung was granted this patent. This patent not only supports OLED flexible displays but also LCD ones. The size is near the same as Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. This is remarkable as it seems like just yesterday when the first smartphones where taking off. It will be interesting to see how Samsung brings these displays to the market and when and if they ever integrate them into its their future lineups. However, don’t take this to seriously, the technology of a fully fold-able and bendable tablet could still be a ways off.

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LG G4 Display Unveiled Early

LG’s 2015 flagship smartphone is due to excite both critics and consumers this year, but just in case you’re not already eager to see what the Korean tech giant has up its sleeve for this year, LG has revealed something about the device to up the hype. Read more

Samsung denies rumors of recycled AMOLED displays used in devices


A new rumor has been spreading through some Asian news sources and has started to spread around the globe accusing Samsung of using recycled AMOLED displays in the manufacture of new smartphones. However, Samsung flat out denies this is the case and questions whether the original source was ever an employee and whether the “proof” – videos and images – were even taken in a Samsung facility. Read more

LTE-A Galaxy S 5’s 2k screen gets reviewed, shows improvement over current models


Last year, we saw Samsung release a slightly tuned-up version of the Galaxy S 4, complete with LTE-A support. The same thing happened this year, with the GS5 Broadband LTE-A getting released in South Korea with a Snapdragon 805, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage, all slightly better than what comes with the standard Galaxy S 5. The most important difference, however, is the 2k screen that comes with the LTE-A version of the device. Read more

Samsung, LG reportedly working on Quantum Dot displays


A new report from Chinese news site ET News indicates both Samsung and LG are working to incorporate Quantum Dot technology into their displays, possibly as soon as this year. Unlike recent moves my manufacturers to increase the resolution of their displays to produce crisper images, QD technology is intended to improve the color range, brightness levels and power consumption attributes of LCD displays. The QD technology relies on an additional substrate material in the layers of a display screen. Read more