LG is the maker of a few of our favourite OLED TVs, so when the corporate says it’s improved on its primary panel technology, it’s price paying consideration. Today it did simply that, with LG Display asserting its next-generation OLED technology — dubbed OLED EX — which the corporate says will improve brightness by as much as 30 p.c, enhance image accuracy, and enable for smaller bezels in completed merchandise.
These enhancements are because of two key modifications. The first is using a component often known as deuterium within the chemical make-up of LG’s OLED panels, and the second is the incorporation of algorithmic picture processing. LG says the latter will predict the utilization of every particular person gentle emitting diode in your TV based mostly in your private viewing habits to “precisely [control] the display’s energy input to more accurately express the details and colors of the video content being played.”
This all sounds effectively and good, however we’ll have to attend till we see these new panels in particular person to essentially choose whether or not OLED EX is a major enchancment or simply an incremental advance with some enthusiastic branding. (On that notice, LG helpfully explains that the “EX” in OLED EX comes from the phrases “evolution” and “experience.” Very ‘90s, I assumed.)
LG’s claims about diminished bezel sizes with OLED EX are a bit extra concrete no less than. The firm says that based mostly on calculations involving a 65-inch OLED show, it is going to be in a position to cut back bezel thickness from 6mm to 4mm. It’s not an enormous change on paper, however given how optimized this technology already is, each little enchancment needs to be fought for.
LG says it plans to start out incorporating OLED EX technology into all its OLED panels beginning within the second quarter of 2022, although it’s not clear how for much longer it’d then take for this technology to succeed in shoppers. As effectively as enhancing its OLED tech, LG has additionally been enjoying with some wilder ideas at this yr’s CES convention, exhibiting off new clear shows in addition to reclining, curved OLED thrones.