Sony's 2018 flagship Xperia smartphone might have an OLED display

Vlad, 11 January 2017

A new report from its home country of Japan says Sony may finally be getting ready to outfit its top of the line devices with OLED displays. So far, the company has only used LCD panels for its smartphones, but that's set to change in 2018 or 2019, apparently.

That's when Sony's flagships will feature OLED screens like Samsung's high-end phones. The Korean manufacturer has been employing OLED panels in its Galaxy S and Note lines for many years now, and this has so far been a standout feature for those devices - at least compared to Sony's.

Other Android smartphone makers have chosen OLED displays too, and this year even Apple is rumored to be making the switch from LCD for its ten year anniversary iPhone. Samsung is the biggest producer of OLED screens for phones, but Sony is waiting for LG and JDI to ramp up production in order to buy from those companies instead. They should be able to provide enough panels in 2018 or 2019, and could even be a part of Apple's supply chain at that time.

Source (in Japanese) | Via


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 14 Jan 2018
  • UXy

Stupid Sony... Do they think adopting OLED will increase sales? Then what would be the reason for the existing Xperia users not to just buy Galaxy phones which use the same OLED tech bothering users with screen burn-in, pinkish hue and flickering, an...

  • Norman
  • 29 Oct 2017
  • tZj

oled / amoled screen technology is very unique and saves batery. however he eats more battery if all dots are led luminous. it's more energy than screen ips

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Aug 2017
  • kuI

What is the freakish obsession with bezel free or small bezel phones? How do you hold it without touching the screen? You can't put decent speakers that face the front, or a fingerprint sensor where it would be most useful. Even the front facing came...

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