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Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 will lead handset display manufacturers to a 55% gain in revenue in 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 will lead handset display manufacturers to a 55% gain in revenue in 2013
According to a report by DisplaySearch, demand for higher resolution, larger touchscreens will help handset display manufacturers increase revenues by 55% this year. Part of the increase is coming from the higher average price for smartphone displays along with a 15% increase in the number of panels that will be shipped this year to 1.9 billion units. But the main factor in this increase in revenue is the larger sized screens being used on smartphones.

Hiroshi Hayase, VP of small- to medium-size displays at DisplaySearch, credits the displays used on two popular handsets, the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the increase in high-end flat panel displays. The report notes how the AMOLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now 5 inches with resolution of 1080 x 1920 with on-cell touch, up from the 4.8 inch 720 x 1280 panel on the Samsung Galaxy S III. By the same token, the increase in the glass from the 3.5 inch 640 x 960 resolution screen on the Apple iPhone 4S to the 4 inch 640 x 1164 (with in-cell touch) on the iPhone 5 has led to a growth in revenue for LTPS TFT LCD manufacturers.

The average selling price of an AMOLED screen has risen from $48.36 in 2012 to $49.37 in 2013. The average selling price of an LTPS TFT LCD screen is $34.57 this year, up from the $26.74 achieved last year. AMOLED screens are expected to grab a 37% market share of the mobile phone display industry this year. LTPS TFT LCD panels are forecast to be right behind with a 36.1% slice of the pie. Low priced, high volume a-Si TFT LCD displays, used in the Chinese handset market, will be third with a 26.5% share according to DisplaySearch.

"The top two brands leading growth in the global smartphone market - Samsung with its Galaxy S4 series and Apple with its iPhone 5 series - continue to increase production volume and market share. The growth in sales for these popular smartphone vendors has led to increased requirements for high-end flat panel displays, including AMOLED used in the Galaxy S4 and LTPS TFT LCD used in the iPhone 5."-Hiroshi Hayase, VP of small- to medium-size displays, DisplaySearch

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 02:42 2

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2805; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Lots of money for display manufacturers.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 02:50 5

2. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 843; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


So despite the competition and the haters, the GS4 and iPhone5 sales continue to grow :) interesting.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:17 4

3. rd_nest (Posts: 812; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Obviously. Common folks buy them a lot. It's only in blogs you find fanboys shouting the most.

eg., Look at WP fans. They will shout a lot in the forums, but worldwide marketshare is less than 5%.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:55 2

4. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


i think the article was not about the growth of GS4 or IP5 but of the manufacturers of the displays.....

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 04:28 4

5. epicandroid (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Go Samsung Galaxy S4!!

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