LG Display moves production exclusively to OLED.EX panels for future OLED Smart TVs
LG Display has confirmed that it has switched OLED panel manufacturing across its Chinese and South Korean factories. Outlined in a statement to FlatpanelsHD, the company claims that it moved to using EX technology in all its OLED TV displays sometime during Q2 2022. For reference, OLED.EX panels utilise deuterium, which delivers two primary advantages over conventional OLED panels.
On the one hand, OLED.EX panels run more efficiently, which LG claims improved overall performance. On the other hand, the deuterium compounds in these panels allow LEDs to operate more brightly, with a quoted up to 30% higher peak brightness than LG Display’s OLED panels. OLED.EX panels can support thinner bezels too, with a 4 mm bezel possible surrounding a 65-inch display.
Unfortunately, the adoption of OLED.EX exclusive manufacturing for OLED TVs does not mean that all new Smart TVs will be sold with the new display technology. Instead, LG Display and its partners are likely to take a while before exhausting stock levels of existing panels. Still, LG Display’s transition should mean that almost all major Smart TV manufacturers, bar Samsung, will soon ship OLED.EX panels across their OLED ranges.