WSJ: Apple to consider advanced LCD panels from Japan Display for some future iPhone models
by Alan Friedman / Sep 28, 2017, 1:51 AM
The LCD panels, called "Full Active" by Japan Display, are expected to make up 70% of the company's business in the smartphone and smart device sector for the year that ends in March 2019. So far, interest in the "Full Active" advanced LCD panels has come from Xiaomi for its new phone with an edge-to-edge display known as the Mi MIX 2. The bezels surrounding the "Full Active" LCD screens are as small as .5mm compared to several mm on older LCD displays. Bezels on current OLED panels weigh in at about 1mm.
Even though sequel models to the 2017 Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus, (the iPhone 8s and iPhone 8s Plus respectively) are supposed to come with OLED displays in 2018, Japan Display says that its new LCD screens can provide the advantages of an OLED panel at a lower price. Samsung currently produces the OLED displays that will be used on the iPhone X. These panels are priced at $110 for each unit, about twice the price of an LCD screen.
Japan Display will begin mass producing its OLED screens in April 2019. Apple might turn to Japan Display's LCD screens for older iPhone models that it could still be producing in the near future, such as an updated version of the Apple iPhone SE.
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We need 10 years to get a good quality OLED that doesn't burn in
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 2:01 AM 4
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Wait for microLED
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 2:09 AM 3
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The thing that everyone is forgetting, is OLED displays are really thin. LCD displays are a lot thicker in comparison to OLED displays. OLED pixels light up individually, LCD displays rely on the background to light up the display, which will always make LCD displays thicker. Not to mention the contrast is superior with OLED displays.
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 8:44 AM 0
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Burn-in is kinda natural in OLED display, as it's organic, which means it decays with time. But there are a number of ways to combat burn-in and improve lifespan of OLED. Samsung doubles the number of blue pixels and applies less power to it, as blue pixels are more prone to burn-in than the redand green ones. Besides, I haven't experienced burn-in in Samsung OLED displays since the Galaxy S4... seriously.
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 2:12 AM 4
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Apple will continue to use lcd screens as it comes down to profit margin. Everyone knows oled screens are the best just expensive atm.
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 2:41 AM 5
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OLED screen is expensive but not too expensive for $600+ smartphone.. (samsung's mid-ranger already use FullHD superAMOLED since long time ago, even their low-end use superAMOLED)
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 3:09 AM 2
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Bezel size of the display panel was last thing I could think about as an advancement on LCD technology. Actually LCD panels with such thin bezels on the market for a few of years. https://www.phonearena.com/new
iPhones have thick bezels, just because Apple makes them that way, not because of limitation of LCD technology. Even iPhone X has thick side bezels.
I was expecting a new LCD technology makes possible OLED like contrast and superior brightness like this:
Or a technology allows higher resolution without compromising brightness like this:
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 6:27 AM 0
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