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