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

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.


source: DisplaySearch

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27 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

5. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

7. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

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

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

21. Furbal unregistered

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

24. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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

2. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

what happened to super amoled plus ?

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

6. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

its looking sharp than pentile

8. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

10. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

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

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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) ?!

17. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

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

27. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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?

20. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Sharpness

4. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

me doesnt care! me want LCD only!

25. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

13. Amir1 unregistered

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.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

14. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

AMOLED... yikes!

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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

22. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 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 :)

23. John2014

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

Samsung does not exist 2 years later lol

26. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

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