On Wednesday, LG presented a new generation of its OLED panels called “OLED EX”, which should increase the brightness by up to 30% and thus compete with mini-LED technology. The new panel also offers improved color accuracy and is thinner than traditional OLED displays.
As explained by LG, “OLED EX” stands for “Evolution and Experience” as the new technology promises to address some of the limitations of OLED. The company claims that the new display is up to 30% brighter “compared to traditional OLED displays,” which typically have brightness levels between 500 and 600 nits.
The new panel uses deuterium compounds to make the light emitting diodes emit stronger light. Another improvement made with LG’s OLED EX is better color accuracy with less distortion, which is an issue with some OLED panels compared to LCD displays.
In addition to improvements in brightness and color, EX panels are also around 30% thinner than conventional OLED panels, which is ideal for smartphones and tablets.
As noted by EngadgetThis is because mini-LED technology is developing as an alternative to OLED, as mini-LED can achieve brightness levels of up to 2,000 nits with high color accuracy. Although OLED EX is still far from having super-high brightness like mini-LED, it will certainly make OLED more attractive to those who prefer perfect blacks on the screen with the pixels with custom lighting.
LG doesn’t say when the new OLED EX technology will hit the market, but we can expect to see it in several devices in a few years.
While Apple Mini-LED to some of its products like that iPad Pro and Macbook Pro, the company is too OLED is rumored to be introduced on some iPad models next year, as the technology is cheaper than mini-LED.
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