Flashback: the story of OLED displays on mobile phones

24 October 2021
From modest beginnings as the secondary screen on flip phones to the premiere display technology for high-end smartphones today.

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SuuperBaka, 24 Oct 2021Each display has it's own advantages and disadvantages... moreUses less power only for black.
Uses same power for blue, green, red, yellow etc ..
Uses 2x more power for whites.

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    CptPower, 24 Oct 2021Everything is quiote interesting but as long as the devices... moreThe 30W costs 50.
    10iii comes with 7.5W.

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      KondriX, 24 Oct 2021I still do not understand why they aren't making phone... moreUses more power, requires more space and costs more.

        I much prefer a good quality LCD, it's a very mature technology with less drawbacks than OLED/AMOLED.

          It is good to know some history of the technology you are using today. Great article, GSM 👍

            Healthyheart, 24 Oct 2021Yess.. finally someone wise here. IPS LCD have his own adva... moreHow "still like that old rubbish tech I cannot understand" is considered wise? That anon you replied to has no idea what he's talking about, especially when IPS LCD is still a widely popular choice for laptops and tablets.

              KondriX, 24 Oct 2021I still do not understand why they aren't making phone... moreI'm assuming it's because of the battery, xenon flash would probably consume more power than led, especially if someone were to use it as a flashlight or something.

                Anonymous, 24 Oct 2021How people can still like that old rubbish tech I cannot un... moreEach display has it's own advantages and disadvantages. LCD better for longevity, less damaging to the eyes, etc.

                OLED uses less power, helps reduce the thickness of the phone, better blacks, etc.

                  Everything is quiote interesting but as long as the devices wil be made in china or india or vietnam and the difference between the price to make and fuinal selling price for a customer will be 3-5 times in difference noone will be satisfied.

                  Like the so called price cuts.
                  Have to just mention yesterday topic with Sony III comes to sale without charger.
                  Sony original chargers cost equal to apple so 25 bucks for cable and 25 for a wall brick.
                  But the lowered price on a phone sold without a charger was only a 10 bucks.

                  Litterary every flagship comes with same.
                  No charger in box, no earplugs, no 3,5mm jack, no sd slot either etc.
                  And compared to a same flagship which have all theses the final price is litterary same.

                  Just one thing why those manufactuers trying to make donkeys from its customers.
                  Literrary nothing new all mandatory things are gone and price is literrary same or even higher.

                  This world is crazy and unless we dont change it starting from scratch we will allow more and more things we dont want and dont like to be done for sake of overfeeding with money companies which will litterary never die.

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                    It is so sad that only the S2 and S3 is the only phone using proper RGB matrix and the rest of it changed to the original Pentile matrix.Any new phone with RGB matrix 😭?

                      Berserker, 24 Oct 2021phones with character with 2cm thickness. low brightness d... moreLooks like you did not understand correctly, I wasn't talking about the phones per se, but more about the evolution of the mobile industry. While some things improved, they removed many others. Why? There is absolutely no logic behind, especially now then phones are becoming larger and larger, surely there is more space for everything.

                        YUKI93, 24 Oct 2021Couldn't agree more. That is why I looked at less popu... moreI still do not understand why they aren't making phones with Xenon anymore..

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                          Anonymous, 24 Oct 2021How people can still like that old rubbish tech I cannot un... moreIf you do proper measurement, you can see many phones with oled do not show " true black". Screen is still few nits even when screen display whole black image.


                            Anonymous, 24 Oct 2021How people can still like that old rubbish tech I cannot un... moreYess.. finally someone wise here. IPS LCD have his own advantages also.

                              Still LCD is way more advanced in SAVING Eyes. It doesn't flicker. FLICKERING is a big Issue for many who are NOW FORCED to buy cheap low end phones 😵.

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                                TheArtist, 24 Oct 2021Sorry but I beg to differ. I don't prefer punchy colou... more100% agreed.

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                                  Duderino, 24 Oct 2021As many know on here I hate OLED due to the use of PWM. Lat... moreCorrect. Same from me.

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                                    GAMIRSFM, 24 Oct 2021Exactly, some just don't remove their nostslgia glasse... moreOld was not the problem, the ignorance is tough.

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                                      TheArtist, 24 Oct 2021Sorry but I beg to differ. I don't prefer punchy colou... moreHow people can still like that old rubbish tech I cannot understand , grey instead of black , light bleeding from the corners. Its only for dirt cheap devices.

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                                        Samsung used super amoled plus on s2, M51, A71, M52 but not on devices like A72, A52 etc