Learn more about T-Display S3

LILYGO T-Display S3 is one of the T-Display series, and the main difference from the base T-Display is that the main controller chip of the T-Display S3 is the ESP32-S3R8. it is equipped with a 1.9-inch LCD color screen and two programmable buttons. Communication using the I8080 interface retains the same layout design as the T-Display. We can use the ESP32S3 directly for USB communication or programming.

As of now, T-Display S3 is available in 3 different versions, solder/ not solder/ touch screen version.

Solder Not Solder Touch Screen

Take a look at the demo

Quick Start 


  • Click "File" in the upper left corner -> Preferences -> Additional Development >Board Manager URL -> Enter the URL in the input box. (ESP32S3 is a new chip, and the SDK version needs to be version 2.0.3 or above) https://raw.githubusercontent.com/espressif/arduino-esp32/gh-pages/package_esp32_index.json
  • Click OK and the software will be installed by itself. After installation, restart the Arduino IDE software.
  • Search for ESP32 in Tools->Board Manager and install ESP32-Arduino SDK

  • Copy all files in the lib folder to C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Arduino\libraries
  • Select the settings as shown. Note that the FLASH size partition and size may be modified depending on


  • PlatformIO plug-in installation: Click on the extension on the left column -> search platformIO -> install the first plug-in
  • Click Platforms -> Embedded -> search Espressif 32 in the input box -> select the corresponding firmware installation


  • The installation method is also inconsistent depending on the system, it is recommended to refer to the official manual for installation


1. Use board as delivered. Connect the board to usb to computer without touching anything else. Upload the code. The code will start right after downloading and run. Unplug the board and connect to USB again. The board will not do anything.

2. Use the board as delivered. Push down the boot button. While the boot button is pushed, connect USB to computer. Release boot button. Upload the code. The code will not start right after download. Nothing will happen. Unplug the board and connect to usb again.The board will now boot the code. Unplug the board from USB to computer and connect to other power sources like the LiPO battery. Again the board will start the code. The computer is not needed again.

New code can be loaded to the board by going to steps 1 or 2. Both will still work.


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