LG Display Starts Mass Production of Industry’s First Tandem OLED for Laptops

SEOUL, Korea (June 24, 2024) – LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it has started mass production of the industry’s first 13-inch Tandem OLED panel for laptops.

The company is targeting the OLED market with the higher performance and lower power consumption of Tandem OLED technology. First commercialized by LG Display in 2019, Tandem OLED’s advantages are achieved by combining two stacks of red, green, and blue (RGB) organic light emitting layers. Working together in tandem, these layers offer superior durability and performance compared to single-layer OLED panels, including a longer life span and higher brightness.

Tandem OLEDs were first applied to automotive OLEDs, which have particularly high quality standards, to disperse energy and allow them to operate more reliably for longer periods of time. They are also considered optimal for IT products that require a relatively high amount of screen time, such as laptops, monitors, and tablets.

Now applied to laptops for the first time, LG Display’s new Tandem OLED panel has been tailored for laptop use. It can deliver double the lifespan and triple the brightness of a conventional single-layer OLED display, while reducing power consumption by up to 40%, making it ideal for high-performance IT devices like AI laptops as well as regular laptops.

By designing the components and enhancing the structure of the 13-inch Tandem OLED panel, LG Display has been able to make it around 40% thinner and 28% lighter than existing OLED laptop screens, enabling sleek design and greater portability.

The new panel combines convenience and performance with high definition. It boasts a WQXGA+ (2880×1800) high resolution and accurate color expression that meets 100% of the DCI-P3 standard color area established by the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI), allowing high-definition content to be presented with increased clarity.

With OLED’s characteristic self-emissive pixels and infinite contrast ratio, it has also been certified as Display HDR (High Dynamic Range) True Black 500 by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). This confirms its ability to show both bright and dark images so well that it enhances their three-dimensionality and produces a display quality that is as close as possible to what the human eye naturally sees.

In addition, LG Display embedded a touch sensor inside the panel to improve touch performance and realized a highly sensitive total touch solution. As a result, it provides a precise touch experience.

“We will continue to strengthen the competitiveness of OLED products for IT applications and offer differentiated customer value based on distinctive strengths of Tandem OLED, such as long life, high brightness, and low power consumption,” said Jae-Won Jang, Vice President and Head of the Medium Display Product Planning Division at LG Display.

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