25/09/2013 - Samsung will launch curved smartphone in Q4 2013, but it won't be 'completely flexible'
In the midst of Samsung's global launch for its Note 3, the company is already thinking about its next big reveal. This time around, it'll involved a curved display. The unnamed device could appear in Korea next month, according to Reuters, although Yonhap News (through the wonders of Google Translate) was told to expect a new device announcement some time in Q4. In either case, it's soon. The last time we heard about Samsung's handheld flexible displays was back in CES in January, where a 5-5-inch prototype device was revealed, named 'Youm' -- that's what you can see above. The prototype's screen stretched to the outer edges of the device and was able to display notifications, although the handheld itself wasn't flexible. According to Park Sang-jin, CEO of Samsung SDI, the new device will use a similar OLED panel and will be curve-shaped ("not completely flexible"), which will "differentiate" the device from Samsung's existing smartphone family. We suspect it may arrive with that new camera sensor too.
Via: Yonhap News (Korean)
05/09/2013 - Eyes-on with LG's 55-inch Gallery OLED TV (video)
LG's showing off its new 55-inch OLED set here at IFA, and (get this) it's not a curved one. Though it's bucking the trend made so popular by LG itself (along with Samsung), the product is hardly boring; the so-called Gallery comes complete with a sound bar disguised as an art mat. LG's included its canvas speakers all around the panel to pump out 2.2-channel sound, along with a subwoofer.
In theory, the Gallery (model 55EA8800, if you must know) sounds a bit gaudy, but the execution is anything but. For one, it looks sleek despite the soundbar backing -- it won't distract your eye from the 55-inch panel. Colors looked extremely vibrant, and images extremely clear, when we viewed the OLED in LG's booth at IFA. Sound quality is strong as well. This is a straightforward (premium) TV, of course, but if you want to leverage the product's artsy pedigree, you can enable Gallery Mode, which displays a selection of works of art from Van Gogh and others. The set ships with a simple, thin black frame, but other, more elaborate options could become available later on.
The Gallery and the sound bar "art mat" will be sold as a bundle for €8,999. An LG booth attendant told us the TV will launch at the end of the year, though the company has made no official comment. Check out the eyes-on video for a closer look.%Gallery-slideshow79668%
Any way you look at it, nine thousand dollars is a heck of a lot to spend on a television. But in the case of Samsung's 55-inch Curved OLED set, it's a fair share less than the $15,000 we heard quoted just last month. Just like LG's equivalent, the Samsung KN55S9C was designed with a curved profile in order to "envelope" viewers -- your viewing experience is improved, in theory, because you're more immersed in the display. The OLED set includes the company's Multi-View feature, which lets two people watch different programming at the same time when using compatible active 3D glasses, and it's compatible with the Evolution Kit Samsung introduced at CES. The 55-inch KN55S9C is on its way to select retailers, and can be yours for the considerable sum of $9,000.
Update: The set will be available tomorrow (August 14th) on Samsung.com.
The strained relationship between the two tentpoles of Korea's tech industry is starting to wear, now that LG Display has counter-sued its local rival over OLED patents. Earlier this month, Samsung filed for an injunction accusing its frenemy of stealing secrets, but LG is claiming instead that it's the victim. If successful, Lucky Goldstar would seek a ban on devices including the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note on the pair's home turf -- so, yeah, this one looks like it's going to run and run.
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16/08/2012 - The Top-Rated Vizio M3D470KD HDTV Set
03/01/2012 - LG Unveils World’s Largest OLED TV
DuPont's AMOLED HDTV tech licensed by... someone, will likely be used to build HDTVs originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 06 Nov 2011 13:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Barco's NX4 3D video wall does LED on a decidedly large scale (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:41:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
17/12/2010 - VIZIO Unveils 65-inch Theater 3D Razor LED HDTV
13/12/2010 - LG Unveils E90 LED Monitor
26/05/2010 - Sony Develops a "Rollable" OTFT-driven OLED Display
04/05/2010 - China TV Market to Enjoy Solid Growth in 2014
13/04/2010 - Sony Unveils First OLED Professional Field Monitor
Samsung's SMX-C20UN is compact, oddly angled, and YouTube friendly originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:09:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
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07/12/2009 - LED Breathes New Life into Monitor Market
Capitalizing on the slim form factor and energy savings potential, the use of LEDs in LCD monitor panels is growing rapidly, according to DisplaySearch.
Although LED backlight penetration in monitor panels was only 1.4% in Q3’09, current panel maker plans indicate that the penetration could reach 22% in Q3’10, assuming adoption by brands.
InnoLux was the leading supplier of LED backlit monitor panels in Q3’09, with 34.4% of unit shipments.
OKI Digital Imaging, a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation (a subsidiary that develops, manufactures, and markets LEDs), announced it has succeeded in developing a 1.1 inch QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array) LED display while reducing power consumption to one-tenth that of conventional LCDs.
According to OKI, this achievement is the direct result of a new company technology that enhances luminance efficiency, based on refinements of its proprietary Epi Film Bonding technology that permit two-dimensional deployment.
17/11/2009 - Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U350
The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 laptop offers computing and entertainment technology at its best.
With the retail price starting from as little as R6 699 (~$900), the IdeaPad U350 is a must for technology lovers for its amazing range of utilities. The smallest IdeaPad U350 laptop is a mere 1.58kg and is less than 25mm in size, making it easy to carry around.
28/10/2009 - OSRAM Sets a Milestone in Developing OLED Technology
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has set an important milestone in developing OLED technology. The OLED prototypes that OSRAM has developed as part of a research project are large transparent light sources only a few hundred micrometers thick.
Thanks to new technology these organic light emitting diodes do not need separate encapsulation and can be made incredibly thin in any layout.
The transparent test samples have a luminous area of 210 cm² and are already showing the enormous potential of OLED light sources.
28/10/2009 - VIZIO brings the LED party to 19- and 23-inch models
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05/10/2009 - Toshiba Unveils Cell-Powered REGZA 55-inch LCD TV
As Japan approaches the end of analogue broadcasting in 2011, the digital TV market has entered a period of diversifying customer needs.
“In order to meet demand for more vivid reproduction of high contrast, high definition images, simultaneous viewing and recording of multiple programs, along with access to broadband content,” as they say, Toshiba just unveiled newly developed CELL REGZA TV and the CELL Platform.
CELL REGZA 55X1 is the new flagship of the company's REGZA line-up and will be available in the Japanese market from the beginning of December.