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AMOLED panels for smartphones said to become cheaper than LCD within 2 years

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AMOLED panels for smartphones said to become cheaper than LCD within 2 years
AMOLED screens such as the displays used on flagship Samsung devices like the Galaxy S5 and Note 3 are the newest display technology, quickly evolving in the past few years, but while their quality has improved, their prices remain higher than those of competing LCD panels. Current manufacturing prices of AMOLED are 10-20% higher than those of LCD screens. For example, the price of a 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel AMOLED panel is now said to be 16% higher than the cost of an LCD panel of the same size and resolution.

This is set to change in the near futurer as production yields of AMOLED panels will improve. Within two years, the prices are expected to even out, and AMOLED might become even cheaper.

“Until recently there have been few breakthroughs in the production of AMOLED displays, and the OLED industry seemed to be facing hard times,” said DisplaySearch’s Jimmy Kim. “If AMOLED costs fall below LCDs, as expected, it would lead to more opportunities for the OLED display industry, greater competition with LCD, and more choices for consumers.”

The latest analysis shows that Samsung in particular has made great strides with its Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) screen, improving grayscale and color accuracy, and even improving brightness. It’s also interesting to note that recently AMOLED production has started in China (in addition to Korea), with expectations for higher demand.

AMOLED panels for smartphones said to become cheaper than LCD within 2 years

source: DisplaySearch

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:08 11

1. Ashoaib (Posts: 1835; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I hope it will happen soon and all phone manufacturers will use Amoled displays... love Amoled

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:29 7

5. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Amoled sucker myself. Color-shift is just a major turn off for me. And with my 925 (and recent Galaxy phones) you can set the color reproduction to show neutral colors. Love it.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:43 3

7. KParks23 (Posts: 448; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I still prefer LCD technology although I havent seen the qhd samsung device yet

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:50 8

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8117; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I played with the Galaxy Tab S in my store and my god that screen is literally beautiful.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 15:12

21. Furbal (Posts: 288; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I've got a tab pro 8.4. Kinda want to sell it and get the S....

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:04

24. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 811; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


THIS ARTICLE IS NONSESE.
Until two years AMOLED will not stay same. This tech is new and developing fast(ask Samsung). The newest and the best AMOLED tech will keep the price this two years. For sure.
Well, todays AMOLED displays might be same price as LCD in two years , though. LOL

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:12 1

2. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 351; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


what happened to super amoled plus ?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:16 5

3. tech2 (Posts: 2015; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Why do you need super amoled when pentile is doing a terrific job at colour accuracy without sucking up too much of battery ?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:33 2

6. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 351; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


its looking sharp than pentile

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:52 4

8. hung2900 (Posts: 787; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


"Percievely", it's looking sharper than pentile.
To be more correct. The quad HD GS5 LTE-A is miles ahead the oversharpened LG G3.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:57 1

10. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 351; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


I havent seen quad hd amoled yet but bfore say something about it I have to try it

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:30 2

11. tech2 (Posts: 2015; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


The last super Amoled Plus display was used in GS2 which had 400x800 display.

So you're essentially saying, a phone with 217 ppi (GS2) is looking sharper then a phone with 432 ppi (GS5) ?!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:54 1

17. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 351; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


no Im saying that if you compare pentile and rgb at same resolution pentile looks less sharper

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:17

27. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 811; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


this "pentile" bashing is out of the date now. Old ipropaganda bashing. Like the "colour reproduction" bashing.

First motor car(airplane) was mocked too. But today's cars(planes) are not the same. Right?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:13

20. josephnero (Posts: 304; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Sharpness

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:24 3

4. jayd3n (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


me doesnt care! me want LCD only!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:07

25. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 811; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


,,,,and to live in a cave? Right?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:56 2

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2581; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Oh! Wow! With low power consumption and increasing screen accuracy, amoleds will be huge hit.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:05 3

13. Amir1 (Posts: 262; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


when samoled will be cheaper then japan display and auo will have oled display in mass production that will s**t all over samsung displays.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:18

18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Explain your comment Sony fanboy. I can't interprete a sh*t.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:21

19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Also what's the overall difference between amoled and oled according to you?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:05 2

14. JakeLee (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


AMOLED... yikes!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:37 3

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8117; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Looks like someone has never tested the Tab S on person.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:41 4

16. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That's why IPhone's screen are cheap and natural. Vs modified Amoled.

Slcd is cheaper.

Funny thing is, when Apple progresses their Cpu, modifying it, it's OK, but when Samsung does it you hate it. Irony

Delusional

Subjective

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:07 1

22. iushnt (Posts: 617; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Heres a favor for u jakelee- by reading your posts I actually realized that there can be nothing better than Apple and nothing worse than samsung. :) Really I mean it, you were so infuensive. I'll throw all my sammy devices in river. Now you must be very happy :)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 19:41 1

23. John2014 (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)


Samsung does not exist 2 years later lol

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:12

26. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 811; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


But..but... who's gonna make the iphones then??? Apple???ROTFL
Should Apple sell empty cheap alumunum cans only?

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