MLA-OLED for higher light output
Although OLED panels have made progress in terms of their brightness, there is still plenty of room for improvement. Report by electrical According to Apple, the use of a so-called “Micro Lens Array” (MLA) is being considered, which should exceed the peak brightness of conventional OLED screens. This technology ensures that special microlenses combine between the panel’s contrast filters and OLED pixels and transmit them to the surface. However, in some cases, MLA reduces luminance on the sides of the screen. Moreover, it is an expensive process. According to the article, both LG and Samsung have offered to provide Apple with MLA OLED screens for the iPhone 16.
Apple remains reserved for the time being
Cupertino doesn’t seem so sure: this is due, on the one hand, to the aforementioned defects and on the other to the completely different material that the two Korean suppliers would have supplied. Apple is reluctant to make any commitment because the required standard has not been met. Above all, MLA-OLED technology reduces battery consumption: with the same brightness, these panels consume less energy. Samsung already uses MLA technology in some of its smartphones, while LG uses this technology in some smart TVs.
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