Huawei P9 and Xiaomi Mi 5 to both come with 5.2-inch AMOLED screens?

Huawei P9 and Xiaomi Mi 5 to both come with 5.2-inch AMOLED screens?
Some specs for the Huawei P9 and Xiaomi Mi 5 have been found posted on Weibo. These are two eagerly awaited high-end handsets. Right off the bat, it appears that both phones will be sporting a 5.2-inch screen. Remember when the 4.3-inch screen on the HTC HD2 seemed to be tremendously large? Both will be AMOLED displays with 2K or 4K resolution.

The handsets go their separate ways when it comes to the chipset under the hood. The Mi 5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, which means it will feature a quad-core CPU with Qualcomm's own Kryo cores inside. The Adreno 530 GPU will be handling graphics.  The Huawei P9 is said to be equipped with Huawei's home grown Kirin 950. Recently announced, the high-end chipset contains an octa-core CPU and the Mali-T880MP4 GPU. Both phones will come with at least 3GB of RAM, and both will have Android 6.0 pre-installed.

The information was found on the Weibo site belonging to Pan Jiutang, who is the head of research at the Shenzhen Huaqiang Electronics Research Institute. During the summer, Jiutang said that he expects the Xiaomi Mi 5 to be released late in the first quarter of 2016, as the manufacturer waits for Qualcomm to start shipping out the new Snapdragon 820 chipset. It has been 16 months since the Xiaomi Mi 4 was launched, which is a very long period between flagship models in this day and age. On the other hand, the Huawei P8 was launched last April.

source: PanJuitang (Weibo)  via GizmoChina

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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28 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Sooner or later, all phones will be OLED. With proper calibration, OLED can be more accurate than LCDs and they inherently have advantages like better color grading, better brightness retention at large angles, better sunlight legibility due to thinner panel, true blacks and infinite contrast. LCD will move to cheaper products until it ceases to exist. And when quantom dot becomes more popular, it will obliterate LCDs as it's objectively better than LCDs in all ways.

2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

OLED or AMOLED will be the "retina" of the retina's ...lol

26. Acer_Predator unregistered

I don't know why? why iphone has always IPS and everybody says it is best ? What is this all about ? fake statements? fake stories ? Am actually disappointed IPS vanishing from android phones..

3. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

While Amoleds are awesome and they are the best atm, they have one pretty big issue, and its the black crush/lack of shadow detail. Its very annoying. Then there is the burn in problem as well.

5. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

And yes before the fanboys jump, all amoleds have burn in issue if you leave it for a long time. Like notification panel due to portrait only. Yeah yeah you can avoid it, but it still needs to be solved.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Burn-in is absolutely eliminated a long time ago. Any AMOLED from S5 generation doesn't have burn-in. Heck, I have an S4 for 2.5 years and no issues here. Newer gen AMOLED is even better in endurance over time. I guess it was an issue in the past, but not anymore. Regarding your other point, let me reiterate what you're trying to point out. Are you talking about black clipping? If yes, then it's a firmware issue and can be fixed with software which linearly aligns the voltages of LEDs. The black clipping is intentionally done to make the visuals more dramatic. It can be fixed via proper calibration and isn't really a fault of the OLED technology itself, but the calibration.

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I still have S3 for 3.5 years now with zero burn-ins. I guess it happen to people who keep max brightness 90% of the time.

20. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Check again. Try different blank colors wallpapers and you will notice a slight burn-in on the top bar. Not a big issue, but ALL oleds have that probs after years of use. Thats why they don't put amoled into Notebooks, you would use the Browser, Excel etc. for hours a day, week. It will burn in very quickly.

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have. There is no burn in at all.

21. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Amoled generation has little to do with burn in, check out Nexus 6p review @Androidcentral. As every living being, they got life expectancy - which is much lower then regular LED.

28. Furbal unregistered

Agree with most other points, but burn is is still very present on phones. I've had note 4's and nexus 6's with burn in.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Durability might still be a concern. It's possible to for recent Samsung flagships to experience burn in. Any news on the progress of material durability? Fingers crossed, Sony somehow resuscitates its crystal LED technology or someone else makes their own if OLED still has durability issues.

8. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I can agree with this mostly. But the reality is that, true blacks really aren't as black as they appear on AMOLED panels. Black objects in real life do emit some small amount of light, and there is a large span or dynamic range at which we perceive blacks. AMOLED seems to not be able to do this currently. This is another reason AMOLED panels are claimed to have less realistic colors. I think quantum dots will supplant both AMOLED and LCD technologies in the future.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

We don't simulate real world into screens. And anyway, the reflections from surroundings don't keep them perfectly black anyway. However, in a room at night, it can really get as dark as an AMOLED screen, and them you start to appreciate it.

13. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

TyrionLannister ''With proper calibration, OLED can be more accurate than LCDs'' - look at moto x pure edition's test on phonearena and read what they say about the display

16. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

you refer to PA as an evidence to back your claims? please go find better standards. *Meh* Come to PA for fun or rumors, not for serious tech stuffs. *iBias*

15. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Today's quantum dots displays is just another kind of LCD.

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

On phones, yes but on TVs, we have proper QD displays.

18. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Are you sure? Do you mean QDLED like OLED?

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

yeah.

29. Furbal unregistered

Yeah, would have been lovely if LG used real QD.

25. Acer_Predator unregistered

I don't know why? why iphone has always IPS and everybody says it is best ? What is this all about ? fake statements? fake stories ? Am actually disappointed IPS vanishing from android phones..

9. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

1080p PLEASE.....

10. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The next leap in amoled tech would be the feasibility of RGB matrix on AMOLED panels.

12. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

OLED is future for replacing LCD .

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Tyrion keeping it booksmart of OLED. Heck, I think 2016 a huge majority of manufacturers will go OLED as there are so many advantages over LCD

23. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

The one and only oled supplier is lg display . they have been pushing oled tv for years but no companies follow them

27. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Samsung the leader in Technology and innovation has shown the way, everybody has to follow. Tim cook once blasted Samsung for using OLED screen, but I understand Apple also trying to bring out Phone with OLED display to survive by 2017. Really a slap on the face.

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