A Samsung patent for rollable OLED screen has appeared on the World Intellectual Property Organisation database. According to several reports, LG is expected supply over 15 million OLED panels for the 6.5-inch model, though it is now negotiating with Apple for additional supply according to an Electronic Times report. LG has just announced its bringing a new OLED display to CES 2018, and the new panel is a doozy. Expect an nearly exclusive line-up of 4K TVs, with 1080p models relegated to the bargain basement - there could be a few budget models kicking around the show, but they won't be getting much attention from the crowds. Other TV set manufacturers using that particular 77-inch OLED panel included Sony and Panasonic.
LG only talked up the display itself in a press release.
Sources said that Samsung will focus on the 5.8-inch or 6-inch iPhone X displays, while LG will make the bigger 6.5-inch units.
In other words, this experimental new OLED UHD TV is an absolute monster of advanced technology. That's a retina-wrecking 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, making it four times as sharp as a 4K set, and 16 times as pixel-filled as your standard full HD 1080p screen. You can even non OLED television displays in much greater sizes.
"OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets", said the company's In-Byung Kang. LG says OLED is less susceptible to this than LED LCDs, although with LCD screens offering significantly higher brightness than OLED, there will probably be a levelling in potential performance. Plus, if LG's new set ever does reach store shelves, it will likely cost as much as a new Miata; LG now sells a 77-inch OLED TV that's only 4K for a whopping $20,000.