LG is the maker of some of our favorite OLED TVs, so when the company says it’s improved over its basic panel technology, it’s worth noting. Today, it did just that, with LG Display announcing its next generation of OLED technology – called OLED EX – which the company says will increase brightness by up to 30 percent, increase image accuracy and allow for smaller frames in finished products.
These improvements are due to two important changes. The first is the use of an element known as deuterium in the chemical composition of LG’s OLED panels, and the second is the incorporation of algorithmic image processing. LG says that the latter will predict the use of each LED in your TV based on your personal viewing habits to “exactly [control] the energy input of the monitor to more accurately express the details and colors of the video content being played. “
It all sounds good and good, but we’ll have to wait until we see these new panels in person, to really assess whether OLED EX is a significant improvement or just a step – by – step progress with some enthusiastic branding. (On that note, LG helpfully explains that “EX” in OLED EX comes from the words “evolution” and “experience.” Very 90s, I thought.)
LG’s claims about reduced frame sizes with OLED EX are at least a little more concrete. The company says that based on calculations involving a 65-inch OLED screen, it will be able to reduce the frame thickness from 6mm to 4mm. It’s not a huge change on paper, but given how optimized this technology already is, every little improvement needs to be fought for.
LG says it plans to start incorporating OLED EX technology into all its OLED panels from the second quarter of 2022, although it is not clear how much longer it will take for this technology to reach consumers. . In addition to improving its OLED technology, LG has also played with some wilder concepts at this year’s CES conference, where they have shown new transparent screens as well as reclining, curved OLED thrones.