The proportion of AMOLED screen smartphones rises in 2017, could reach 50% in next three years


The majority of contemporary smartphones still relies on the LCD display technology, but recent statistics indicate that things might change in the near future. Citing sources within the industry, Digitimes reports that the percentage of handsets using AMOLED screen panels has risen to 27.6% in 2017, and may rise to 50% in the next three years.

As you may know, the main reason for the present popularity of LCD panels is that they are easier to produce, thus broadly used in all sorts of phones. You will find them employed by many manufacturers, from budget-friendly brands, to big players like Apple, LG, and Sony.

However, things have started to change in recent times. Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Huawei have all released certain AMOLED powered models, while there is much speculation that Apple will also join the club this year by using the technology on one variation of its upcoming iPhone 8.

Samsung is also famous for being a pioneer in the area, and the Korean firm is by far the biggest AMOLED supplier on the planet. The sudden spike in demand has been very beneficial for Samsung, but the Seoul-based corporation won't be able to cope with all the orders. Thus, companies such as LG Display, Sharp, Japan Display, BOE Technology, and Royole are all increasing their production efforts.

source Digitimes

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17 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Waiting for some guy still stuck in 2013 saying that AMOLED screens are over-saturated crap with burn in issues.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

kumar1234 formerly known as kumar123. just cant forget his comment.

7. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Don't you realise that "kumar123" or "kumar1234" is the guy is who purchased an iPhone 6 for full price during launch and is repenting everyday ever since.

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Samsung just keeps on winning it seems. Poor haters.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Now the chances of people experiencing burn ins and image retention will increase by 50% in three years.

11. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Found the guy stuck in 2013!

12. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

NoToFanboys comment perfectly called your comment, holy wow. It's like you didn't even see it.

14. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yup, I threw the stone and you catched it.

5. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

AMOLED screens are over-saturated pieces of crap! QVGA is the future! Ask Nokia! :D Thought I'd end the suspense. :)

6. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Cause of eye diseases ...

8. Romantico3pe

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

hate amoled, it wont work for me, i use the same app for work 10 hours a day; so far 3 amoled phones i have had , developed burn in between a month , amoled is trash , need a phone for work and play

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

soo... 10 hours screen-on-time each day? what kind of smartphone have that much battery life? (get burn-in in a month and still buy 2 more amoled phones? lol... slow learner? normal people will give up after 1st one) and it's better to get 2in1 or chromebook if you actually "work" with mobile apps

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

He is trolling. Especially when Samsung did a video about a year ago, showing how they test their displays for thousands of hours, with no burn ins in today's AMOLED panels. Btw 2000 hours is 8 hours a day for a year. So how did Romantico3pe get burn in within a month. He should show Samsung how he did it. He might even get money for it. But we both know he didn't see any burn in.

13. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

I am assuming you have a Samsung device. Get SideSync or a similar app and program and run your phone or tablet on your desktop. It works really well. I use it for KLWP projects at home and my inspection app at work.

17. Romantico3pe

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

had a company issued galaxy s6, then i bought myself a note 5 and finally a galaxy s7, i gave up, now using a sony xperia, no problems. i am a driver and i use a navigation app, phone is plugged in all the time. the navigation bar was the one burned in first, you could see the time and the signal bar slightly on every white screen, after 4 months, screen was completely burned in with the navigation arrows and so forth, im not the only one having problems using a navigation app on a amoled phone, do a google search please and youll see pictures

9. Amir123a

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Panel manufacturers of the world, wake up from your north pole bear sleep and start offering retail oled panels to manufacturers. Samsung is loling at you. Its 2017... You should have read the market 10 years ago... Wake up. Better late than never.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung will be the supply leader!

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