After Apple, Sony may use OLED screens on its upcoming flagship phones
by Florin Troaca / Jan 11, 2017, 6:14 PM
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
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Have you seriously out After Apple.... Don't you mean after Samsung? Already giving Apple credit for Amoled I see
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 6:15 PM 18
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As the third paragraph implies, what we mean to say is that Sony is about to switch from LCD to OLED - just like Apple.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 6:23 PM 5
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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.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 6:37 PM 18
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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...
posted on Jan 12, 2017, 8:01 AM 1
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R.I.P SONY :( no Amoled pls IPS is better. BurnOled.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 6:36 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 6:50 PM 9
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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?!
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 9:36 PM 0
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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?
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 6:52 PM 0
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I wonder if Sony will remove the OLED in the USA version.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 7:01 PM 1
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If their decision with the fingerprint scanner is any indication, or points will also lack waterproofing.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 10:37 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 10:04 AM 0
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