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11-25: JOLED has disclosed it has completed construction of what it calls the world’s first mass production line of printed OLEDs at its Nomi site; Huawei has indicated that the company has no interest in entering the home appliance field in the future; etc.

Touch Display

Motorola has filed a new patent at the US USPTO and WIPO for a particular foldable phone. The foldable phone would integrate a foldable display and will have sensitive sides to the user’s touch. The lateral touch band would consist of several sensors capable of associating 20 different functions. In correspondence with the recognition of 20 different gestures. (GizChina, LetsGoDigital, CN Beta)

Microsoft’s patent indicates that the company plans to use the vapour chamber for cooling but will extend it over the hinge to ensure equal cooling on both the sides of the device. (CN Beta, MS Poweruser, WIPO)

South Korea’s Yonsei University has developed a 3D printing technique enabling OLED screens to be printed into transparent structures of any shape. The method is based in Digital Light Processing (DLP) system that prints the transparent plastic frames, and then uses an electrohydrodynamic jet (e-jet) printer to create the OLED layers. (New Atlas, OLED-Info, Advanced Science, 3D Print, Tencent)

According to UBI Research’s 3Q19 OLED display market track, the size of OLED for smartphones is gradually shifting from 5.5”~5.99” to 6”~6.49”. Among the OLED shipments for smartphones of 430M units in 2017, 5.5”-5.99” accounted for 52.5%, but in the shipment performance until 3Q19, 5.5”-5.99” has decreased to 49.6% and 6”-6.49” has increased to 42.3%. (OLEDNet, OLED-Info)

Samsung’s patent of a foldable “flip” phone shows the upper area of the foldable smartphone may be folded to be larger than the lower area; and the lower portion of the smartphone is bent backwards in an off center configuration so that the camera is able to act as a selfie camera. (Laoyaoba, Patently Apple)

JOLED has disclosed it has completed construction of what it calls the world’s first mass production line of printed OLEDs at its Nomi site, Japan, looking to start mass production in 2020. JOLED said the Nomi site has a monthly production capacity of 20,000 sheets (based on glass substrates input) of size G5.5 (1300×1500mm). (Laoyaoba, Digitimes, Impress)

Camera

Sony’s new Xperia flagship will allegedly be equipped with super wide-angle, standard, telephoto and other lenses. The super wide-angle magnification of 0.6 times, standard viewing angle is 1x zoom, but telephoto does not indicate the specific focal length, but it is likely to carry 5x zoom lens for 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom. (My Drivers, ePrice, Xperia Ieaker)

Sony’s flagship Xperia 0 is reportedly equipped with rear sexa cameras placed in 2 colums in the upper left corner at the back of the phone. The cameras are 20MP (F2.4), 48MP (F1.2 / F2.4), 16MP (F2.4), 8MP (F2.4), 12MP (F1.2 / F2.4), 5MP (ToF). The phone to be launched in 2020. (CN Beta, iGeekPhone, Techspot)

Xiaomi VP and Redmi brand general manager Lu Weibing has revealed that the upcoming Redmi K30 would feature a new advanced night shooting mode, which helps to create high-quality photos. (CN Beta, Mi Community)

Redmi K30 reportedly features rear quad cam with the main one a 64MP. The four camera lens are arranged vertically in a row within a circle. (GizChina, Mi Community, Keomi, Tencent)

Shenzhen based Camsense has announced the completion of A+ round of nearly CNY50B financing. Founded in 2014, Camsense is a research and development, and manufacturer of visual spatial positioning technology solutions. It provides customers with high-precision positioning sensor products through independent research and development of core algorithms and chips. (Laoyaoba, 36Kr)

Connectivity

The millimeter wave refers to an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength of 1~10mm and a frequency of 30~300GHz. Due to the lack of frequency resources below 6GHz, it is difficult to find continuous large bandwidth to meet 5G system requirements (eMBB, mMTC, URLLC), while the millimeter wave band can build a very large bandwidth communication system up to 800MHz, communication rate up to 10Gbit/s, 3GPP’s technical report on the millimeter-wave channel model in 2016 clarifies the feasibility of the millimeter-wave band as the 5G outdoor communication band. (TF Securities report)

The main impact factors in designing 5G millimeter wave antenna performance are: mid-frame design / material, high-complex screen ratio, transmission path loss between RFIC and millimeter-wave antenna array, millimeter-wave antenna array material, etc. Antenna solutions include: AoB, AiP, AiM, AoC, AiP, etc.. Under the consideration of cost, yield, loss, miniaturization and other factors, the current main solution for millimeter wave antennas is AiP, which has been used in Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. AiP industry chain structure: 1) module design: Qualcomm, Samsung; 2) manufacturing: TSMC; 3) packaging and testing: ASE, USI (the millimeter wave band has more test procedures than the sub 6GHz chip module). (TF Securities report)

Phone

Microsoft’s concept dual-display Surface Duo device is equipped with two 5.6” display, coupled with 360º hinges, the rotating hinge is hidden behind the polished metal piece. Surface Duo is going to launch by end of 2020. The second-generation Surface Duo will reportedly sport 5G support and launch in 2021. (My Drivers, PC Online, Windows Report)

PC Tablet

With Intel’s strategic investment and manufacturing cost advantages, China mobile phone ODM Huaqin has recently won orders for Acer, ASUS and other Chinese Taiwanese notebook brands, and set off a low-price grab. Huaqin is established in 2005 and has already won orders for tier-one brand phones from China, such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo. It is now the second largest ODM factory in mainland China. (Laoyaoba, UDN, TechNews)

Huawei has announced MatePad Pro – 10.8” 2560×1600 QHD+ IPS hole in display, Huawei Kirin 990, rear 13MP + front 8MP, up to 8+256GB, Android 10, 7250mAh 40W, 15W wireless charging, quad speakers with Histen 6.0 audio support, LTE optional, CNY3,299 (USD469) – CNY4,499 (USD569). (Gizmo China, GizChina, CN Beta)

Home

Huawei is adding a new 75” variant to its Smart Vision product line, which uses 120Hz refresh rate display, supporting HDR Boost, and adding AI fitness gesture control function. It is priced at CNY12,999. (CN Beta, My Drivers)

Huawei partners with Devialet for its new Sound X smart speaker, which is equipped with two 3.5” subwoofers and with a Devialet 60W dual subwoofer. The dual woofer features a Push-Push symmetrical acoustic design that cancels back-wave interference and achieves a sound pressure level of 93dB. Huawei Sound X is the first Hi-Res-certified smart speaker with a high-pitched sound that extends to 40KHz. The price is set at CNY1,999. (CN Beta, Gizmo China, Huawei Central, Huawei, Tencent)

Huawei consumer business CEO Richard Yu has indicated that the company has no interest in entering the home appliance field in the future. The company wants to focus predominantly on mobile phones, smart audio products, computer product and tablets, as well as other smart consumer products such as smart wear, smart bracelets and smart watches. (Gizmo China, iFeng, IT Home)

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