We know there is rarely anything better than a good IPS (in-plane switching) display in the LCD universe, or so says LG. Well, Samsung begs to differ with its PLS (plane-to-line switching) tech, but since the iPhone is using IPS LCDs, it is the most popular mobile screen technology for the flagship phones of Apple and LG itself, and that’s not a small number.
Most of the screen orders for Apple’s new iPad mini, fourth-generation iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, and redesigned iMacs have reportedly gone to LG Display, not Samsung.
The details come from a new report from DigiTimes on Thursday, which cited its usual industry sources. Additional iPad mini panels are also said to be provided by AU Optronics.
LG’s iPad mini LCD displays reportedly use in-plane switching technology, like the full-size iPad. The screens from AU Optronics are said to achieve the same quality with “AHVA technology,” which is the company’s own proprietary Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle display feature.
While AU Optronics is allegedly in the mix, most of the orders have been placed with LG, because AU Optronics is reportedly “having issues with producing panels.” As a result, the company has a “much lesser proportion of shipments for the iPad mini.”
This one comes as no surprise after so many leaks – LG has now confirmed that Google will unveil the Nexus 4 next Monday, on October 29th
“Google will unveil the LG Nexus on October 29 and the phone will be available in the Indian markets by the end of November,” LG Mobile Product Planning head Amit Gujral said. The LG executive mentioned that the device will have a 4.7-inch display and a 1.5GHz quad-core processors. Continue reading
LG has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against fellow South Korean electronics giant Samsung over the latter’s use of advanced OLED display technology in smartphones and tablets, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
The paper reports that alleged patent infringements include the design of OLED panels, driver circuitry and device design, and says LG intends to seek damages and a permanent injunction against the sale of accused devices in South Korea.
Devices accused of infringing LG’s patents include Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy SIII, along with the Galaxy Note phablet and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet.