LG Display will introduce a 20-inch OLED panel before the end of the year, potentially paving the way for LG Electronics to produce the smallest OLED TV or PC monitor ever. While LG Electronics lags behind some of the best OLED TVs on the market, other TV manufacturers produce display panels as LG Display.
Currently the smallest LG OLED TV is the 42-inch LG C2 OLED, and the smallest OLED monitor it produces is the 27-inch LG UltraFine Display OLED Pro. LG Display vice president Kang Won-Seok has announced that LG Corporation’s manufacturing arm will launch a 20-inch OLED panel in 2022, and that seems to be about to change.
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Won-Seok hasn’t explained exactly what type of device these new panels will be used for, but explained that the new panel size is designed to help meet the increased demand for personal displays caused by the pandemic. Due to curfews and stay-at-home orders around the world in the last few years, most of us have become accustomed to working and staying at home instead of going out. That’s why there is more demand for monitors and TVs than ever before as many of us build home offices and upgrade our home entertainment setups .
In addition, although there is a chance that these panels will be used by a competitor, if LG Display benefits from this increased demand, it may be logical for LG Electronics to take action. With all this in mind, it wouldn’t be surprising if LG Electronics announced 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 will be made. If you like small screens, it’s worth waiting for LG to offer you products with an excellent OLED screen.