Ever wished display technology had longer acronyms? LG Display is here to help. Today, LG introduced OLED EX, a proprietary OLED technology that is supposed to be brighter than standard OLED.
As you may already know, OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. The EX portion of OLED EX, according to the announcement, combines “‘Evolution’ and ‘eXperience’.” No, it doesn’t make much sense, but it does give the brand a way to make you feel like every other OLED is inferior in some way.
LG Display is really trying to give current OLED owners a reason to upgrade.
In the simplest terms, the main advantage of OLED is that each individual pixel can be turned off individually, leaving deep, inky blacks and contrast too high to measure by standard means. But OLED screens are generally less bright than their LED counterparts.
LG’s OLED EX claims to increase brightness “up to 30 percent compared to conventional OLED displays”. LG Display also said that OLED EX improves accuracy by enhancing colors and fine details, such as the veins in a leaf.
How OLED EX works
OLED EX follows LG Display’s announcement of its OLED Shelf concept, which uses two transparent OLED panels, and continues its exploration of OLED technology that began about 10 years ago.
The difference between standard OLED and OLED EX is that the latter uses deuterium compounds instead of plain old hydrogen. The company makes deuterium compounds by extracting it from water and using it in the diodes. Once stabilized and combined with LG’s machine learning algorithms, the diodes should be brighter and more efficient.
Working with OLED TVs with resolutions up to 8K, the algorithms learn “individual viewing patterns” to control the “energy input of the screen to more accurately display the details and colors of the video content being played,” explains LG. Display off.
You can also expect thinner bezels from TVs that use LG OLED EX. LG Display said it could reduce the bezel size from 6mm on 65-inch screens to 4mm.
From Q2 2022, OLED EX will be used in all OLED TVs made at LG Display’s OLED production plants in Paju, South Korea and Guangzhou, China.