Hi there community!
Here I’d like to provide you guys with another recap on the development front. Particularly for October, I will provide updates here on this topic as soon as they are any.
As a side note, for a more detailed development history for our Spectrum lineup (aside from ES07D03), please see this timeline topic. The timeline topic will be constantly updated as soon as there is progress.
Without further ado, here we go!
We have made significant progress on developing ES07D02, with mass production already in sight.
While backlight strobing and VRR hand-in-hand implementation still takes a backseat, the standalone backlight strobing is now working well with 280Hz, all thanks to the collaboration between our firmware team and BlurBusters!
In addition, due to hard work done by our firmware team, ES07D02 is now fully compatible with Nvidia G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.
With both certification and backlight strobing done, the next step is to prepare the materials for mass production. In particular, we are still waiting for the mainboard to arrive in the factory in sufficient quantity. However, progress has been hindered by the situation in China, where lockdowns are still common. During the lockdown, factories are not allowed to operate, making it nearly impossible to obtain the mainboard sooner than later.
After everything is ready, then mass production can commence.
Here comes our beloved glossy variant of ES07D03! While we have received positive feedback on the production line, we have yet to get clearance for mass production. It is not a consistent issue but consistent enough to affect reliability, which makes the team baffled about what the exact cause may be. We are looking at possibilities for potential hardware issues, but so far, everything still points to the firmware. We have yet to receive an exact date when we can resume mass production for this model.
Similar to the last update, we have yet to progress on these models. ES07DCA development will come after ES07D02 enters mass production, and development news for ES07D01 will follow suit.
This concludes the recap. Let us know if you have any questions!