After Apple, Sony may use OLED screens on its upcoming flagship phones

According to a report from Japanese publication Nikkan, Sony Mobile is planning to introduce an Xperia smartphone sporting an OLED display sometime in 2018. Until now, Sony relied exclusively on LCD panels for its smartphones, so this would be the very first Xperia handset to feature an OLED screen.

Nikkan notes that this upcoming OLED-equipped Xperia will be a top of the line model, and Sony wants to "differentiate it from competitors" with enhanced processor performance and superior battery life. For now, this is all the info we have on the smartphone.

Widely used by Samsung, OLED displays have meaningful advantages over LCD ones, including higher contrast ratios, and the fact that they can be thinner and more flexible. These are some of the reasons why Apple is expected to use OLED screens for the very first time on at least one of its new iPhone models later this year. We're certainly not surprised to hear that Sony also intends to launch smartphones using this display technology.

P.S.: Pictured above is the Xperia XZ, which features a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen.

source: Nikkan (translated) via Xperia Blog



1. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Have you seriously out After Apple.... Don't you mean after Samsung? Already giving Apple credit for Amoled I see

2. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

As the third paragraph implies, what we mean to say is that Sony is about to switch from LCD to OLED - just like Apple.

4. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Did you forget that Huawei switched from LCD to OLED in some of their models?

15. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

you get the point

6. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Florin.T, is there any reason that article was deleted showing the heavily scratched Jet Black 7 Plus after three months of use without a case? I mean, it wasn't like it was a duplicate article or anything of the sort. Perhaps the author was just so embarrassed that they literally said 'the scratches are not a problem because they aren't noticeable in normal lighting conditions'? A proper answer would be appreciated, though I doubt I'll get one.

14. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

lets not joke around... up apples butt

17. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

But that headline.....

18. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

What about headline? It's simple Apple innovate- the others follow.

21. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Lmfaoo stfu please

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

100% sure that one was sarcastic comment :P

31. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016


38. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

stupid anyway... apple name wherever possible

39. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

5 PA authors up voted your comment. Never saw "After {other company}, Apple may use OLED...." titles in PA.

43. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Which iphone currently has OLED display? What if Sony beats apple to the market with OLED display? You guys should really rethink about how you title these things. I get that it gets more clicks and more revenue but jebus. Every single article...

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah.. apple didn't even use it right now... it's just RUMORED!! next iPhone7s still 8 months away and they already talk like apple invent OLED screen, lol..

5. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

R.I.P SONY :( no Amoled pls IPS is better. BurnOled.

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Every smartphone manufacturer will switch to oled .... Oled is the best display on the planet ... Get over it

9. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're deeply brainwashed buddy. If OLED are as bad as you have been told, companies wouldn't have been racing to implement this technology into their smartphones and TVs. There is a huge reason why OLED TVs are the most expensive in the market, and why the best TVs announced in CES were also OLED ones.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Please don't bring sense to a stupidity contest. Sometimes haters are in such a rush to hate, that stupidity just overtake them first. If OLED displays were so bad, why would anyone be using them? Would a car company use tires prone to blowout all the time on their cars? I mean how stupid can these fools be?!

25. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Hopefully it's not the dreaded pentile matrix. Then again, non-pentile oled is even more susceptible to burn in.. Just gotta take the good with the bad I guess.

44. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I rather have s**t (literally) instead of the disaster displays Sony is offering.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

You know, I just got the pleasure of holding an xz the other day, a blue one, and I must say that phone looks handsome in person. Better battery like the Z3 generation and AMOLED would be a win.

10. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Haven't been following new versions of android. If most switch to oled, will the color scheme change from white to black to take advantage or is that even a concern anymore with current oled power consumption?


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It's still a lot better with black as the main color

11. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

I wonder if Sony will remove the OLED in the USA version.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

If their decision with the fingerprint scanner is any indication, or points will also lack waterproofing.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

*our phones, I meant

47. Shamoy

Posts: 112; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

What? The fingerprint issue is because of a patent infringement with HP, or else we'd see them get activated in the US versions. The US versions all come with a fingerprint sensor but just software disabled. OLED shouldn't cause any patent issues though so I don't see why they would exclude OLED. Sony wants to enable their fingerprint sensors in the US but HP is the problem.

12. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

LOL. I think the move to OLED is because they're now embracing the technology and they recently announced their new flagship TV, an OLED BRAVIA A1E.

13. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Here i thought apple was the last to adopt OLED screens on flagship phones... LAME SONY and i though you was pro android

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