Report: 4.5 to 5 inch handset panels seen as being in short supply until August
Besides domestic manufacturers, the report adds that international handset makers will also be launching new models in China during the third quarter which also use the 4.5 inch to 5 inch displays. Additionally, a monthly shortage of as many as 40 million TN panels has been seen as vendors have been cutting production for featurephones and entry level handsets.
With the size of top-shelf smartphone screens growing in size, it is no surprise to see heavy demand for 4.5 inch to 5 inch displays. Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One both fit in this range as does the upcoming Huawei Ascend P2 which is expected to launch this month in the U.K.