Apple’s working on a hybrid display technology that mixes OLED and quantum dot LEDs, according to a new patent application. The patent, which was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, describes a display with “tandem hybrid” pixels. Those hybrid pixels would have an OLED sub-pixel as well as a quantum dot sub-pixel.
Quantum dots are essentially tiny, luminescent particles that can be very finely controlled. In current implementations, like on Samsung QLED TVs, quantum dots are arranged in a filter-like setup applied over a backlit display.
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