World’s first MicroLED smartwatch introduced

World’s first MicroLED smartwatch introduced

China hosted the Chongqing Micro-LED Innovation Forum and the Konka Semiconductor Display Technology and Product Launch Conference. At the press conference, Li Hongtao, Vice President of the Konka Group and Chairman of the Chongqing Institute of Optoelectronic Technology, gave a speech and introduced the Konka Group’s achievements in the semiconductor industry. At the end of the conference, Konka announced the world’s first watch with a MicroLED display.

According to information released by the company, the Konka Aphaea Watch received a 2-inch MicroLED screen with a glass substrate with a thickness of only 0.12 mm. The maximum brightness of this screen is 1500 cd / m2, the display covers 147% of the DCI-P3 color space and can operate in temperatures from -30 to 70 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the operating time of these hours can reach 35 days.

MicroLED uses self-emitting backlighting just like OLED panels. MicroLED features very high contrast, deep blacks and fast response. At the same time, the MicroLED screen has a higher brightness and is more stable than OLED due to its inorganic nature.

Although Konka did not disclose the manufacturer of the display for this watch, sources believe it is BOE. The Chinese display manufacturer started mass production of MicroLED panels last year.

Apple is rumored to be working on using MicroLED for its smartwatches, augmented reality devices, and another unknown product.

World’s first MicroLED smartwatch introduced

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