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Sony might use 4.3" AMOLED displays in future smartphones, courtesy of AU Optronics

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We recently reported that a lot of display companies are starting to give the OLED screen technology more love, after Samsung's runaway success with it in its smartphones, tablets and TVs. 

Now a rumor comes along that AU Optronics, which is a pretty large display manufacturer, has started shipping 4.3" panels with its AMOLED technology to Sony for alleged usage in future smartphones from the Japanese. Sony was the first to market with an OLED TV, but the costs were so prohibitive then, that it quickly abandoned the project on the way to its current restructuring.

There is nothing we'd want more than seeing more AMOLED tech in our gadgets, but we'll spare judgement for the final product, since AMOLED has its share of quirks, and we'd like to see how those will eventually be addressed by Sony and AUO in a final product. The Japanese are no strangers to OLED experimentation themselves, as you can see in the video below.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:26 3

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Good news, but better news was if someone improved organic compounds which are used in OLED to improve lifetime and avoid burn-in effect on OLED based displays. OLED technology is really great, but those two disadvantages just sucks...

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:24 7

2. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

That's going to give Samsung a lot more competition as the SuperAMOLED+ technology in the Galaxy S2 was one of it's unique selling points.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:49

3. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

I just heard that some people were jailed for selling Samungs's Oled tech to rival companies, maybe this is it ha ha .

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 16:10 4

4. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

i remember the auo and lg screens on the dell. this was years ago and lg was always better

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:20 3

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Hmmm Sony's Walkman X series had OLED screens, and this was a few years ago, (they were discontinued 9-12 months ago) rich vibrant colors too, I wish they would make a phone based off the Walkman X series, it would match an iPhone in premium feel. (The walkman X had a Magnesium frame which was also the bezel, a glass screen, and an acrylic/plastic back, which is what i feel the iPhone 4 should of had...)

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