[DK2 HMD Teardown (2)] Samsung's OLED Display Module

Aug 12, 2014
Nikkei Electronics Teardown Squad
The opened front unit of the DK2
The opened front unit of the DK2
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The main board
The main board
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The display module is located under the main board.
The display module is located under the main board.
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The display module looks like a smartphone.
The display module looks like a smartphone.
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The words "SAMSUNG DISPLAY" can be seen. The semiconductor chip (lower left) seems to be Synaptics Inc's touch panel controller chip.
The words "SAMSUNG DISPLAY" can be seen. The semiconductor chip (lower left) seems to be Synaptics Inc's touch panel controller chip.
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Continued from [DK2 HMD Teardown (1)] Web-like FPC Board

We opened the front unit of the DK2. The words "Oculus VR" were also printed on the main board. We decided to examine the parts mounted on the main board later. After removing the main board from the front unit, an OLED display module appeared. Its screen size was 6 inches. The module looked like a smartphone because it is equipped with a bezel-like part.

The words "SAMSUNG DISPLAY" were printed on the printed circuit board (PCB) of the module. So, it must be a product of Samsung Display Co Ltd. Oculus VR had been in negotiations with Samsung Display on the procurement of OLED panels.

Unexpectedly, on the PCB of the display module, there was Synaptics Inc's semiconductor chip that seemed to be a touch panel controller chip. Because the display of the DK2 is not touched by a finger, it was unclear why the chip was mounted on the board.