AUO to begin mass production of 4.3" qHD AMOLED panels this quarter, rumored for Sony smartphones
Samsung might be the largest OLED display maker, but it's not the only one. Seeing what competitive advantage the Koreans have before the competition by utilizing the thin and with high contrast screen technology, it was a matter of time before someone tried to replicate it.
That someone is rumored to be Sony for a while, when we first learned that it has ordered AU Optronics to make an AMOLED smartphone screen for them. Now we learn that AUO will start mass production of such screens, with characteristics like 4.3" diagonal, and 540x960 qHD resolution, resulting in a pretty decent 257ppi pixel density.
What handset is this planned for remains a mystery, but we keep our hopes high we could see it in the Mint flagship, or maybe something totally out of whack that will be on shelves in times for the holiday shopping craze.