LG Display will introduce a 20-inch OLED panel before the end of the year, potentially paving the way for LG Electronics to produce its smallest OLED TV or PC monitor.
LG Electronics is behind some of the best OLED TVs on the market and uses display panels produced by its sister company LG Display – which also creates panels for other TV manufacturers.
Currently, the smallest LG OLED TV is the 42-inch LG C2 OLED and the smallest OLED monitor it manufactures is the 27-inch LG UltraFine Display OLED Pro. That may soon change as LG Display Vice President Kang Won-Seok has revealed that the manufacturing arm of LG Corporation will introduce a 20-inch OLED panel in 2022 (via the electronics (opens in new tab)).
Won-Seok didn’t explain exactly what kind of device these new panels would be used for, but he did reveal that the new panel size is designed to help meet the increased demand for personal displays caused by the pandemic. Because of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders introduced around the world at various times over the past couple of years, many of us have become accustomed to working from home and staying at home rather than going out. As such, there is greater demand for monitors and TVs than ever before, with more of us building home offices and upgrading our home entertainment setups.
Also, while there’s a chance that these panels could be used by a rival, it would make sense that if LG Display were capitalizing on this increased demand, LG electronics would want to get in on the action too. With all that in mind, we wouldn’t be surprised if LG Electronics announces a new 20-inch OLED TV or 20-inch OLED monitor later in the year.
As with all rumors and speculation, we’ll have to wait and see if an official announcement is made, but don’t be surprised if LG Electronics has a new small-screen announcement up its sleeve. If you’re in the market for a small screen, it might be worth the wait a little longer, just in case LG has the perfect OLED screen for you just around the corner.
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