Samsung going after LG's Mercedes EQS Hyperscreen with its own long-life OLED display tech
A new report out of Korea claims that Samsung is working on its own dual-stack OLED displays dubbed the T-series, for "tandem". The two OLED layers deposited in tandem work to ensure doubling of the display's brightness but also quadrupling the screen's longevity, especially when it comes to the rapidly deteriorating blue diodes. Dual-stack OLEDs have a lifespan of at least 10 years during which the dreaded burn-in phenomenon is guaranteed not to appear, unlike the current single-stack OLEDs in phones which are usually replaced every few years. This makes it a more suitable technology for devices with longer life cycles, like tablets, laptops, monitors, and, yes, cars.
LG, as the dual-stack display pioneer, secured its presence in innovative car panels such as the electric Mercedes-Benz EQS' pillar-to-pillar Hyperscreen. It will also be the panel supplier of choice for the upcoming 11" and 12.9" OLED iPad Pro models that Apple is rumored to launch in 2024, claims the report. Samsung, on the other hand, showcased Apple its own 11" iPad OLED display, but was rebuffed by the team from Cupertino as they preferred the higher brightness and longer lifespan of LG's dual-stack technology.
Apple will eventually move its Macs to long-life OLED panels, too, tip the industry insiders, so apparently Samsung doesn't want to be left behind in the dual-stack race for laptop, tablet, and in-car screens. The first, T1 phase of its high longevity OLED tech will reportedly bear fruit as soon as next year in pilot production for Samsung's own Galaxy Tab and Book slate and laptop series, while the T2 stage for Apple gear and dual-stack automotive OLED displays would arrive afterwards.