Sharp to invest $864M in OLED production line ahead of next iPhone

09 January 2017
Sharp is building new production line at Foxconn that will begin in 2019 thus will not supply OLED displays for the alleged iPhone 8.

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Anonymous, 13 Jul 2017Actually, that would be the Z9D series, not the X series.XE (2017) series performs much closer to the 2016 Z series than XD (2016). X940E outperforms the ZD9/Z9D in local dimming and uses the same panel, its not the X940D. Also ZE9/Z9E is coming out next month around IFA which will set a completely new benchmark.

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NotAFanboyy, 13 Jul 2017LCD is capable of reaching true blacks if you use full arra... moreActually, that would be the Z9D series, not the X series.

AnonD-248589, 17 Jan 2017LCD is incapable of reaching true blacks... it requires bac... moreLCD is capable of reaching true blacks if you use full array local dimming and light modulating cell which is only possible on TVs like the Sony X940E, however it is impossible on phones since it would add 3-5mm of extra thickness.

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AnonD-521587, 17 Jan 2017new advancments have made lcd reach pure blacks as well. An... moreLCD is incapable of reaching true blacks... it requires backlight. I have a 6yr old S2 that has no damage to its pixels and burned through 4 batteries.

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AnonD-248589, 16 Jan 2017True blacks with no backlight is not hype. It is superior ... morenew advancments have made lcd reach pure blacks as well. And there a bunch of other flaws with OLED in that they don't last long and when their blue pixels fades away it gives you this yellowish hue.

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AnonD-521587, 16 Jan 2017OLED is not that good tbh its mostly just marketing hype. I... moreTrue blacks with no backlight is not hype. It is superior contrast.

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AnonD-248589, 10 Jan 2017Paid for by Apple. I want all of my displays to be OLED, a... moreOLED is not that good tbh its mostly just marketing hype. IPS lCD is still a really solid technology.

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Anonymous, 10 Jan 2017Sharp owned by Foxconn since March 2016.yeah It would have been much better for the japanese company to have merged with JDI. Aren't japanese people usually wary of merging with foreign countries?

Im honestly surprised they never merged with JDI.

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AnonD-258858, 09 Jan 2017totally agreed; even Samsung's edge series is frustrating... morethats why sony always has some bezel too. Everyoen shits on them but there is no denying sony knows what they are doing. Not in the marketing department they dont.

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AnonD-625786, 10 Jan 2017That's about $1 billion USD, right? Impressive, Sharp.Paid for by Apple. I want all of my displays to be OLED, anything else is obsolete.

  • Anonymous

Or you could also have bezel where it adds to the design/purpose.

  • AnonD-625786

That's about $1 billion USD, right? Impressive, Sharp.

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nkwama, 10 Jan 2017Using a phone with No side Bezels is a night mare. I never ... moreDepends on how good can they implement palm rejection technology.

Right now its pretty crap so they need to use bezel for a little longer.

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Cyr4x, 09 Jan 2017Hopefully we'll see some TV's to compete with LG, what usua... moreLow grade,,, No thanks I would buy Sharp TV!!!

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nkwama, 10 Jan 2017Using a phone with No side Bezels is a night mare. I never ... moreEeehhh??

Using a phone with No side Bezels is a night mare. I never used MI MIX but I can feel how difficult it is in basic operations

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Anonymous , 09 Jan 2017Sharp should have merged with Jdi, instead of Foxconn. If t... moreSharp owned by Foxconn since March 2016.

  • AnonD-491313

Woah, imagine if it were 100 billion euros.... most complex singleturn investment project in the history of computing xD.

  • AnonD-411204

Sharp should add a few hundred billion JPY more if they pretend to catch up with Samsung.

  • Anonymous

Sharp should have merged with Jdi, instead of Foxconn. If they merged with Jdi, then sharp could have had oled ready for mass production.