OLED displays for smartphones to be in tight supply throughout the year


Phones using OLED display panels are expected to hit 217 million panels this year, according to DisplaySearch, which is much more than the 134 million pieces last year, and already putting a strain on capacities. Supply/demand ratio is forecast to reach just 1% towards the end of the year, meaning any unfortunate event can throw a number of plans off the rails. As per Charles Annis, vice president of manufacturing analsysis at DisplaySearch:


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17 Comments

1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

gonna miss lcd...

2. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Back light bleed!Clouding!!!Not me! I Love deep blacks on Amoled

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Since black is only one from many colours, I rather choose to have many realistic colours on LCD screen than only one realistic colour on OLED screen.

4. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

you can have all colours REAL on the modern AMOLED

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No, you can't.

7. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Yes you can! S4 is close to Iphone5(very good screen)

9. SleepingOz unregistered

Colour reproduction on the GSIV is even closer to the ip5 than the HTC One is.

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

How this low level photos proves something?

12. SleepingOz unregistered

This proves that the SuperAMOLED panel of the GSIV is on par with the LCD panels used in the ip5 and the HTC One in term of "natural" colour reproduction.

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes you can. Do I have to post the link to the oled surgery monitor with the most accurate colours ever, again?!

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I bet Samsung starts charging 20% more now... Like they did to Apple and dim dang on chips.!.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This headline reads like a warning to Samsung's OLED customers, which now include Nokia and Motorola. Remember the HTC Incredible!

13. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I love amoled display on my X7 :)

14. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

ntns better than ips lcd of lg

15. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Amoled should improve but as it is i like more than lcd me it hurts my eys somehow

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmm I wonder if they will use LCDs if something goes wrong at one factory. That is what they do with the exynos, farm off to Qualcomm. Since the Active has an LCD of the same size, they might just use those for regular S4's in some countries if they can't keep up production.

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