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Display Technology Trends to follow in 2015

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Whether we talk of Smart phones or LED, The first point we capture is ” Display “. Customers are always willing to pay more mainly because of Stunning Displays and pictures quality.

Here is a small compilation of Display Trends in 2015 :

1. Curved Screens

Products featuring curved screens, such as TVs, monitors, watches and smartphones have already been launched in the market. But according to Peruvemba, another real-world application for curved displays that’s gaining interest these days is actually coming from the auto industry.

  • TVs – With more of the screen directed toward the focal point, where the viewer tends to sit, curved screens create a better and more satisfying viewing experience.
  • Smartphones – Curved screens not only make the phone more aesthetically pleasing, but they also create new opportunities for viewing information visible on the curved edge or side of the screen.
  • Auto Dashboards – Beautiful curved displays inserted into car dashboards will be highly functional and greatly improve driver usability, eliminating the cluster of jarring right angles that create limitations for previous incarnations of rectangular display

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2. Pixelization 

 

The arrival of large-sized 4K (or UHD) TVs kick-started the push for higher resolution content to enjoy on these TVs. But the trend is now moving toward high-res video that can be viewed on smaller screens like tablets and wearables, says Peruvemba, which requires packing in more pixels per inch. And in professions which use displays for performing critical tasks, there’s already strong interest in screens with enhanced readability and even 8K resolution.

“A number of disparate professions have been using very high-resolution displays for some time – air traffic control and digital x-rays. In the medical space, where the surgeon needs at-a-glance readability of a patient’s information, the display is regularly scanned for pixel defects to ensure all are working perfectly. For air traffic control, the requirement is large displays with high resolution – they need to see everything easily and study it carefully to make informed decisions.”

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3. Flexible, Foldable & Rollable Displays

IDTechEx foresees the market for plastic and flexible AMOLED displays will reach $16 billion by 2020. We’ve already begun to see clothing with embedded displays come to market, as technology has been developed to adapt itself to the rigors of fabric wear and maintenance. The eventual goal is to enable users to fold down or roll up virtually any mobile device and put it in a pocket. This creates a huge opportunity … for flexible OLEDs that are literally changing the shape and capabilities of smartphone offerings.

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4. Secondary Displays

An interesting emerging trend is to have a secondary display on mobile phones. While we tend to focus our attention on a phone’s primary display, there is a great deal of unused real estate on the back of a phone. This space is starting to be utilized for some innovative new always-on secondary displays based on low-power display technologies, which allow the user to access information on the phone’s existing footprint without draining the battery. Some unique solutions currently coming to market include YotaPhone, an Android phone with full-touch capacitive screens on the front (AMOLED) and back, both utilizing Corning Gorilla glass; popSLATE, an iPhone 6 cover that converts the back of the phone into a shatterproof e-paper screen with pushbutton slideshow mode; and the Tegware Bagel, an iPhone 6 case with an integrated e-writer that enables using the included stylus to jot notes or sketches right on the phone.

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5. Displays for Writing

Although many of us have fully embraced the digital life, the analogue allure of pen and paper for note taking or drawing remains strong. Due to our fondness for doodling, it’s likely that we’ll see more displays attempting to recreate more realistic writing input.

“Many tablets now have a pen input feature, and for smartphones, some new options are being developed. … Samsung’s Galaxy Note incorporates pen writing ability and is quite popular. This category also creates new opportunities for plastic displays since plastic tends to win out over glass for e-writing preference.”

 

6. Wearables

When it comes to smart wearable devices in the market, it’s mostly the wrist that gets all the attention. But as Peruvemba writes, wearables will comprise more than just watches, fitness bands and even smart eyeware.

“Wearable displays for virtual and augmented reality experiences are on the cusp of being truly ready for broad market availability. These applications have to convey large amounts of information on small displays, which must deliver high brightness and resolution with very low power consumption. Thus, OLED and ePaper displays are gaining market share because they’re thinner and lighter, with better color performance. For this category, flexible OLEDs have a bright future”.

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Motorola Smartwatch

7. Haptic Enabled Displays

Haptic technology allows digital devices to provide physical feedback when we interact with them by recreating a sense of touch through vibrations, force or other motions. Often associated with mobile phones, haptic-enabled tactile displays are now beginning to appear in a wider range of applications.

“This feature enhances the keyboard typing experience on a display and creates a more immersive experience in gaming applications, etc. Companies that are already bringing haptic displays to market include Immersion, whose haptic solutions are being used in mobile, gaming, automotive, medical and consumer products.”

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8. Immersive Virtual Reality

Why can’t computing feel completely natural? Magic Leap, a company in the VR field, has posed this question, and rather than taking away from the human experience, immersive VR is meant to be a blend between the digital and real world. Magic Leap’s approach, is a biometric platform for experiencing the digital world that respects how humans naturally function. Oculus (now part of Facebook) is another company that has been working on immersive VR, most famously for its Oculus Rift product that creates a stereoscopic 3D view and has ultra-low-latency 360-degree head tracking & factoring real-life head and eye movement into how users interact with the technology.

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Google glass

9. Quantum Dots

Quantum dot-enhanced LCD panels are set to capture a 14-percent share of the TV market by 2020.” Quantum dots (QDs) are light-emitting semiconductor nanocrystals that can convert light from one wavelength to other specific wavelengths, creating intense red, green and blue colors. The dots can support large LCDs, making them good candidates for : TVscreens and other applications. Backlit QD-LCDs are garnering interest and investment because they greatly improve image quality while costing less than OLED, as the LCD fabs are already in place, many of them fully depreciated. Pioneering companies in this space include Nanosys, which embeds quantum dots into sheets, Quantum Materials, which prints the dots on film, and QD Vision, whose technology routes light from blue LEDs through tubes filled with red and green quantum dots to create pure white light.

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Source : prnewswire

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