LG currently working on 20-inch OLED panel for future products
Size doesn't matter for LG's OELDs.
LG boasts are starling reputation for both tellies and monitors (anything with a screen, really), especially when it comes to OLEDs. But in addition to the brand’s own screen-based products, LG also makes the displays for other devices. Some more recent Motorola smartphones use LG OLEDs, and so do some iPhones.
But what’s all this got to do with LG? At a recent talk at the Display Business Forum 2022 event, LG Display’s vice-president Kang Won-Seok revealed that LG is working on new 20-inch OLED panels. This could see some interesting new displays in future products, both from LG and competitors.
Currently, the smallest OLED monitor LG makes is the 27-inch LG UltraFine Display OLED Pro. And, the smallest OLED TV is the slightly larger 42-inch C2. One potential use case for the new 20-inch panel is a smaller monitor. This could fit perfectly for those looking to squeeze in a monitor to a small space, or those wanting an uber-small TV for a second location.
However, we reckon the display is more likely going to be used in a separate device entirely. Won-Seok mentioned that LG was making the new panel to keep up with new demand for personal displays. That could be a strong signal the new panel is for a larger smart display, similar to the Nest Hub Max. There have even been rumours of Apple working on a smart display, which this new panel could fit perfectly for.
It’s worth keeping an eye out for LG’s formal unveiling of its new 20-inch OLED panel. The brand may debut some new smaller monitors beside it, or some larger smart displays could be around the corner. Won-Seok didn’t provide any information about when LG would show it off, just that it’s later this year. As always, we’ll bring you the latest when it arrives!