Vol 25 - Issue 33


Samsung Patent Shows “Self-Healing” Film for Foldable Smartphone Displays

by Andrew Fenn

A Samsung patent has emerged detailing a “self-healing” display for use in a foldable smartphone — no coincidence, considering such a device has been in development over at Samsung for several years. The application …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Samsung Introduces “Fine Art, Everyday” Collection for The Frame

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung, in collaboration with photography agency Magnum Photos, has released 28 specially-curated photographs available exclusively in the Art Store of The Frame for 2018, an updated version of The Frame, first introduced last year. …

Tags:Back Panel| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| Samsung| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Front Pictures Projection System Used for VR-Free 360° Dome

by Andrew Fenn

The Gwangju National Science Museum and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. chose Front Pictures to deliver a projection system for South Korea’s first spherical projection theatre, Space 360. The sphere, which is 12 …

Tags:360 Degree Video| Back Panel| Korea| Large Display Monitor| Projectors| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Handset Shipments from Taiwan Manufacturers Up 16% in 2018 Q2

by Andrew Fenn

Digitimes Research says that shipments of mobile handsets by Taiwan-based manufacturers reached 20.66 million during the second quarter of 2018, growing 16.1% compared to the first quarter. Among the ODMs, Foxconn came out on …

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Sharp to Move Equipment into 10.5G China Fab in February 2019

by Andrew Fenn

In February 2019, Sharp will begin moving equipment into its new 10.5G LCD fab in Guangzhou, China, according to Digitimes. The publication cites a report from Korea’s ET News. Digitimes’ report goes on to …

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Xiaomi revenues up 68% on year in 2Q18

by Yvette Raikes

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi recorded Q2 net profits of 14.63 billion yuan ($2.14 billion), compared with a loss of 11.97 billion yuan ($1.75 billion) a year ago, on revenue which jumped 68% to 45.24 …

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Ray Tracing Explained

by Bob Raikes

Over the last couple of weeks, since the announcement of the Turing GPU at Siggraph and Gamescon, we have talked to a number of people that really didn’t know what we meant by ray …

Tags:Back Panel| GPUs| Mobile Display Monitor| Nvidia| ray tracing| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Samsung Changes the QLED Landscape

by Peter Palomaki

What does a company do when they are behind on a technology they have been working on for a decade? Hire a world-renown expert professor of course! Samsung has recently hired away professor Changhee …

Tags:QLED| Quantum Dots| Samsung| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Optoma Launches New Ultra Short Throw Series

by Bob Raikes

Optoma has just launched a new range of bright ultra short throw DLP-based projectors designed for businesses, schools and colleges. The new range includes Full HD 1080p, 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1024 x …

Tags:DLP Projectors| Large Display Monitor| Optoma| UST Projectors| Vol 25 - Issue 33

AUO Bringing 85″ Bezel-less 8K4K ALCD TV Display to Touch Taiwan 2018

by Andrew Fenn

AU Optronics will showcase what it is calling the world’s largest 85″ 8K4K bezel-less ALCD TV display at Touch Taiwan 2018 in Taipei this week. The TV combines HDR, 120Hz refresh rate and quantum …

Tags:AUO| HDR - High Dynamic Range| High Brightness Displays| Large Display Monitor| LCD displays| Taiwan| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Samsung Unveils Its First Android Go Smartphone

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung has announced its first Android Go smartphone, the Galaxy J2 Core. The device features a 5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 540 × 960, 220 pixels per inch and an aspect ratio …

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Fitbit Charge 3 Has Upgraded OLED

by Bob Raikes

Fitbit has upgraded its fitness tracker to the Chrge 3. It has an enhanced PurePulse heart rate sensor in addition to the SpO2 blood oxygen sensor that’s present in the Versa and Ionic smartwatches …

Tags:Fitbit| Fitness Trackers| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 33| Wearables