Apple's 2018 iPhone range will include a 6.5-inch iPhone with a different screen supplier than that of the current iPhone X, according to reports out of South Korea this week. Apple currently has one OLED iPhone in its line-up, the iPhone X, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus remain with the LCD technology that the Cupertino firm has used some variation of since the original iPhone.
The TV-making industry is just as aggressive as smartphones these days. Especially after a long lull where there was barely any major innovation, trend, or hype pushing the market forward. Now we have curved screens, 4K resolutions, multiple HDR standards, and quantum or nano particles. If LG is to be asked, however, there is one more new territory to conquer: 8K. The Korean consumer electronics giant has just unveiled its newest and biggest TV yet, with an 88-inch panel sporting the world's largest TV resolution.
TVs are undoubtedly going to be one of the most popular items come Black Friday, but if you're looking to snag a 4K TV specifically, you might want to take a look at what LG will have on offer. The company today announced deals on its entire line up of 4K OLED TVs, which have historically been pretty expensive sets. According to today's announcement, all of the 10 TV sets in LG's 2017 4K OLED line will hit their "best price ever" on Black Friday.
With all the attention on OLED screens lately, all eyes - no pun intended - have been on the iPhone X's first use of the technology. While the early feedback from reviewers has been glowing, it's now time for the panel experts to weigh in, and if you're Apple the news is good. Turns out, Samsung Display has made the iPhone X a very good screen.
Over the weekend, iPhone X support documents revealed a bit of a warning about the newest phone in Apple's collection. Warning - or warnings, plural - included how the user's experience with an OLED display might go. This is important because Apple's never used an OLED display before - but that's probably not the only reason this set of paragraphs of warning were put in place.
The iPhone X has finally been released, and those lucky enough to get their hands on the expensive device are now enjoying features like Face ID, Animoji, and its Super Retina OLED display. But as this is the first iPhone to feature OLED technology, Apple has released a new support document that advises users of its differences from previous iPhone models, as well as issues they might experience over time.
A big part of advertisements is what you say and how you say it. Just as important, however, is when you say it. They say timing is everything, and that definitely applies when trying to catch the window of opportunity or when hitting their frenemies when they’re down. Google just experienced a pretty big setback over the display of the Pixel 2 XL, a P-OLED panel made by LG. Unsurprisingly, Samsung has just come out with a series of video cuts that boast about how great its screens are, making the unsaid implication that they’re definitely better than the Pixel 2 XL’s.
Folding displays are a mainstay of science fiction, and now Samsung is readying the tech to make gadgets with screens that bend or roll. The company has been working on flexible OLED for some years now, one of several manufacturers hoping to solve the consumer conundrum of people who want increasingly large displays in smaller and smaller form-factors. Problem is, it's not just about having a panel you can bend.
The Pixel 2 XL is still making headlines, but not for the reasons Google was hoping for. The early wave of generally glowing reviews may have given the Android smartphone a good start, but as devices reach buyers there are big, ominous concerns being raised about Google's choice of display. Right now, there are three big problems the Pixel 2 XL faces, and one awkward question.
With both LG and Apple switching to OLED displays, there will be some attention that will be given to features like always on displays or AOD. Samsung, however, has been doing OLED, specifically AMOLED, screens for years now but it was only recently that it really made AOD a headlining feature. Even then, it has limited the feature to its more recent premium models. Fortunately, XDA member Sachin Kumar53 took it upon himself to do the heavy lifting to make AOD available to any recent Samsung Galaxy phone, provided it meets some requirements.
It seems that the troubles of what should be Google’s most powerful smartphone has just gotten started. And it seems that most of them might be about the Pixel 2 XL’s screen. While reports and complaints of muted colors might be a subjective matter at best, a software problem at worst, this latest one is a bit more severe and more problematic. Users are reporting that the larger Pixel 2 is exhibiting burn-in behavior that produces a ghost navigation panel that will haunt your fullscreen content.