Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 will lead handset display manufacturers to a 55% gain in revenue in 2013
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.
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1871; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Lots of money for display manufacturers.
2. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 641; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
So despite the competition and the haters, the GS4 and iPhone5 sales continue to grow :) interesting.
3. rd_nest (Posts: 543; 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%.
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.....