Report says Japanese panel manufacturers working on ultra-thin 6 inch screens for Q3

Report says Japanese panel manufacturers working on ultra-thin 6 inch screens for Q3
According to those omnipresent Taiwan-based component suppliers, some Japanese companies are betting that by later this year, the typical high-end smartphone is closer to 6 inches in size, up from the 5 inches that has been seen on many top-shelf models. Phones like the HTC DROID DNA/Butterfly, Samsung Galaxy S4, and the Sony Xperia Z all have 5 inch glass. Some, like the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the LG Optimus G Pro (outside of Japan) all have gone over the 5 inch threshold. The current record is owned by the Huawei Ascend Mate and its 6.1 inch screen.

The Taiwan component makers say that two Japanese companies, Panasonic and Sharp, have been working on ultra-thin 6 inch displays for large sized smartphones. These are expected to be on new phones as soon as the third quarter of this year. Last year, Samsung sold 8 million units of its GALAXY Note series. The current version of that phone, the Samsung GALAXY Note II has a 5.5 inch screen while the next iteration of the phone is expected to carry a 5.9 inch glass. Acer expects global sales of more than 10 million large screened smartphones this year, ranging in price from $399 to $499.
 
According to the Taiwan based component suppliers, the 6 inch size is one that is not yet mobbed by competitors as the under 5 inch category is for smartphones and the 7 inch size is for tablets.

source: DigiTimes

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9 Comments

1. XperiaUser unregistered

SONY?

3. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Could be for the intel phones coming out too. I think quad core baytrail is going to be the end of arm in flagships, the quad core baytrail is like 2x the power of a15.

4. AasifMalik

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Toshiba already done it with whoping 2560x1600. Hope to see in Galaxy Note III. Buh it dint happen

5. AasifMalik

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Why not Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Lg, Sharp and Panasonic join forces to work together? I hope to see something great if it happen ever.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Used the Note and Oppo, have the Butterfly, felt the Z. All I can say is: I miss the palm-fitting OneX+ I bought for my mate :(

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Even with no or minimal bezels, still too big. I know there's a market for such devices, but no thanks. Of course I can still use it but impossible for single handed operation.

9. iluvsmartphonexpdx

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

5 inches is big already... with Note around its still okay...but 6 inches? Really do we have to go that far??

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Next year, phablets will be going up to 7 inches, let's see how can our hands and pocket suffer from the PAIN!!!

11. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

In 2 years you will see people holding a 10 inch 'phablet' by their heads when making phone calls and looking like a douchebag.

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