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Apple Watch Series 4 OLED Display Wins Display of the Year Award

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The Society for Information Display (SID) has today announced the winners of its 25th annual Display Industry Awards, with Apple’s LTPO OLED display for Apple Watch Series 4 named one of the best displays of the year. The prestigious award is granted to display products with the most significant technological advances and outstanding features.

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“This year’s winners reflect the breadth and depth of recent product development and technology innovation necessary to support the relentless pace of consumer and industrial electronics evolution,” said Dr. Wei Chen, Chair of the Display Industry Awards Committee for SID.

To be considered for a 2019 Display Industry Award, a product had to be available for purchase during the 2018 calendar year. The seven winners, divided into three categories, were chosen by a distinguished panel of experts:


“The display is the defining feature of Apple Watch, and Series 4 pushes that feature farther than ever. The challenge for designers was to make the display bigger without noticeably increasing the size of the case or compromising the battery life. Narrower borders enable a viewing area that’s more than 30 percent larger, while a new display technology called LTPO improves power efficiency, helping users get through the day on a single charge.”

Samsung’s modular microLED display (The Wall) and Sony’s crystal LED display were also included in the list of best display award winners for 2019.

The honorees will be recognized during the awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 15, as part of Display Week, to be held this year at the San Jose Convention McEnery Center, May 12-17.

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