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Samsung flexible display phones & tablets in 2012

Samsung flexible display phones & tablets in 2012

Samsung has reiterated plans to launch smartphones using flexible displays next year, with twistable tablets and other devices following on. "The flexible display, we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part" Samsung spokesperson Robert Yi confirmed during the company's financial results call, PC World reports, going on to detail that "the application probably will start from the handset side."

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Corning intros Lotus Glass for higher resolution displays

Corning intros Lotus Glass for higher resolution displays

While we're all familiar with Corning's Gorilla Glass as it's become standard on high-end smartphones, the company recently announced a new display material for LCD and OLED screens called Lotus Glass. This new glass can withstand higher temperatures, offering greater thermal and dimensional stability to allow for attaching high-resolution displays and enabling tighter design rules.

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Galaxy Nexus has curved PenTile OLED display

Galaxy Nexus has curved PenTile OLED display

For those of you who like to be rather specific about your smart devices and their displays, it's time to get down to brass tacks about the Galaxy Nexus and it's OLED display. Specifically what we want to focus on here is the fact that when you've got PenTile in play (that is, on a Super AMOLED display like we're seeing here) instead of NOT in play (like on a Super AMOLED PLUS display), you get loss of detail. It becomes important when you have a close look at how pixels are shared (or not shared, as it were with S.A.PLUS displays) and what that in itself means for sharpness of picture and text sharpness.

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Bi-directional OLEDs track distance, could spawn 3D touchscreens

Bi-directional OLEDs track distance, could spawn 3D touchscreens

Bi-directional OLEDs capable not only of displaying graphics but of working as a camera have been upgraded to support measuring distance and inclination, and could well pave the way for a new type of touchscreen technology recognizing hovering fingertips and 3D gestures. The handiwork of the Fraunhofer IPMS, the new panels build on previous iterations tipped for use in head-up displays, and support up to VGA resolution in their latest form.

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Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D display lands November

Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D display lands November

Sony has waded into the head-mounted display segment, launching a futuristic headset packing a pair of 1280 x 720 OLED panels capable of 3D graphics. The Sony HMZ-T1 has an HDMI input and is intended to work not only with Blu-ray media but PCs, games consoles like the PS3, content recorded using Sony's 3D-capable camcorders and cameras, and more, offering the equivalent of a 750-inch screen viewed from 20m away.

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OLED TV Panels Not Cost-Competitive Until 2014 Says Taiwan TFT-LCD Panel Maker

OLED TV Panels Not Cost-Competitive Until 2014 Says Taiwan TFT-LCD Panel Maker

It seems that while the TVs are pretty much as big as they're going to get (you can get them in any size now, basically,) the brightness and sharpness increases yearly, monthly, and even daily - but all this won't matter unless the manufacturers can make them cost-competitive. What this means, of course, is that the device is cheap enough to manufacture that the price they can offer it at to distributors will then be cheap enough that they can sell these devices to you and I. We want stuff that's not TOO expensive, but we want it to be top of the line too - so when are the OLEDs coming?

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Sony Cyber-shot TX55 packs Full HD into 12.2mm body; brings WX30 for ride

Sony Cyber-shot TX55 packs Full HD into 12.2mm body; brings WX30 for ride

Sony has revealed its latest Cyber-shot digital cameras, the 12.2mm-thick TX55 - billed as the world's thinnest with Full HD video recording support - and the WX30. Both have the same 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, a touchscreen display - 3.3-inch OLED on the TX55, and 3-inch wide-aspect LCD on the WX30 - and Sony's Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode which can capture 42.9-megapixel panoramic shots simply by waving the cameras around.

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LG to bring 55-inch OLED TV to market in 2012

LG to bring 55-inch OLED TV to market in 2012

There have been a few OLED TVs on the market so far. Sony had its OLED a few years back, but the set was so expensive that it never took off thanks to that price. Eventually the cost of the OLED panels will come down and we will see the TVs on the market at prices consumers might be willing to pay. The sets promise better image quality, thinner profiles, and less power consumption.

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Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus has outed its trio of new PEN micro four thirds cameras, each using a new 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor supporting up to ISO 12,800, and promising faster 35-point auto-focussing, shutter response and image processing than the company's own E-5 DSLR. The Olympus PEN E-P3 is the flagship, with a 3-inch OLED 614k pixel touchscreen and a built-in flash, while the PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 have a 3-inch 460k LCD display, articulated on the PL3.

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