Image: Sony (Prototype eines OLED-Microdisplays).
Samsung and LG will be able to manufacture advanced XR displays for Meta’s next-generation VR and AR hardware products.
South Korean news site SBS Biz reports that dozens of Meta executives held closed-door meetings with Samsung Display and LG Display in Seoul. Negotiations reportedly took him in late October. They were on a deal to manufacture high performance screens. OLED microdisplay When Micro LED Variety dedicated to upcoming VR and AR hardware. Apple and Samsung are also reportedly in talks with LG and Samsung Display..
Next-generation XR display
Current display systems use commercially available screens from the smartphone supply chain. A new breed of XR displays could be first Designed exclusively for VR, ARtakes your headset to a new level.
MicroLED is a super display and an important AR technology. It outperforms traditional screens in pixel density, brightness, contrast, efficiency, response time, size and durability. The problem is that displays are currently difficult to manufacture. And despite individual breakthroughs, it’s far from ready for the mass market. Meta’s first true AR headset It is reportedly due in 2026 and will rely on MicroLED displays.
Closer to commercialization are OLED microdisplays. Lighter, Power Efficient, Thinner Headsets rather than say Metaquest Pro (review)Early headset prototypes already exist, giving some ideas about potential directions for this technology. Meta may incorporate these kinds of his XR displays into the Meta Quest Pro 2, launching in 2024.
Meta plans far beyond VR and AR
Meta is investing tens of billions of dollars in VR and AR. In the spring of 2022, Mark Zuckerberg leaked that Meta is planning hardware two to three generations ahead of him. The company even has separate teams for each product. This explains the enormous cost of research and development.
Zuckerberg said these products won’t make a significant contribution to the company’s revenue and profits until they actually hit the market, find their appeal, and the market grows.
That’s not expected to happen until the end of the decade. This indicates whether Meta’s pioneering role may not be premature.