LG partially explains why it canceled the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

"During aggressive testing over thousands of hours under severe conditions, it was revealed that this component failed to meet LG’s quality standards and could potentially impact our image quality over the life of the device."

Since the watch doesn't have a camera, the only "imaging" component is it's display: a 480×480 P-OLED round panel.
The first generation of the Watch Urbane was already prone to display defects appearing with aging. On the second gen, the higher density might make this occur more often.
It could also be adverse effects of rapid burn-in.
Those who received the few first units now know where to look – sort of.

#supercurioBlog #display #OLED

LG says component affecting image quality behind smartwatch recall
A faulty component in LG’s Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, which had the potential to affect image quality, was behind the smartwatch’s removal from sale

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François Simond

Mobile engineer & analyst specialized in, display, camera color calibration, audio tuning

3 thoughts on “LG partially explains why it canceled the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition”

  1. I still think oled and amoled displays are not the future. They age way too quickly. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (originally released July 2014) I own has way too many artifacts already. I have it since june this year, so less then half a year ago, and the screen is fugly. Colors pop, but man, burn-in (and other defects?) are clearly visible while darker/less vibrant content is displayed. It pisses me, because it was purchased mostly because of the sharp and colorful screen.

  2. +Marcell Lévai​​ from macro images +SamMobile​​​ shared with me, I can report Samsung is experimenting with many different sub pixels matrix, likely in a continuous attempt to mitigate the burn-in effect better.

    AMOLED process improved continously and dramatically for the last 6+ years, however at each step, Samsung also increases the resolution and density, likely hampering the possibility to make AMOLED panels a lot more durable.
    I'm sorry it's already visible on your screen, which is Quad HD but still pentile on 8.4".

    I'm avoiding AMOLED tablets also for this reason since I tend to keep their screen on for very long times, including idle showing static content and burn-in is not something I want to worry about.

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