AMOLED, HDR, And Flexy LCD Displays, Which One You Need?


Nowadays, AMOLED has already become a hot word between smartphone areas. AMOLED technology have made a great progress in improving display quality and pushing the boat out in terms of new form factors.
Samsung have already use Flexible AMOLED in Galaxy Edge flagship, in addition, price of a 5-inch AMOLED panel fell below that of an equivalent LCD panel. It means that the battle between flexible AMOLED and LCD will heat up soon.

AMOLED shipments driving huge growth
According to report from Taiwan, it is estimated that at least 150 million flexible AMOLED panels will shipped in 2017, up from 50 million last year. We could also see close to 50% jump in Conservative estimation report.

With the development of flexible AMOLED, we believe other manufacturers will have more choice to produce their panel and no need constrained by Samsung.

Apple company also focus on OLED, industry reports point out that Foxconn-owned Sharp is mulling over a major 100 billion yen, about $864 million, investment into starting up an OLED production line, up from a $568 million investment announced in September 2016.In next iPhone, it may use OLED panel.

According to Digitimes Research, in China, local manufacturers hope through expanding their own production capacity to diversity away from Samsung's hold on the AMOLED market. BOE Technology, Tianma Micro-electronics, and Visionox expected to become the top three manufacturers in China come 2020.

Obviously, the market is still a competitive scene. AMOLED has become the darling child of the display industry, and growth in LCD pricing and investment appears to be slowing down as a result. But LCD will also work out an idea to improve its strengths.

Meet flexible LCD
LCD panel also have new progress in flexible display panels.
At the end of January, Japan Display unveiled a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD panel that can be bent just like OLED panels from Samsung and LG. JDI plans to start manufacturing its Full Active Flex display in 2018
The technology enables flexible LCD panels by using a plastic substrate on both sides of the liquid crystal layer, rather than using a glass substrate. It is not easy broken when dropped.

HDR Generation
To bring out extra colors and dynamic range in images and videos,HDR displays require high brightness and contrast properties. OLED is already quite well suited for it.
On the other hand, Quantum Dot LCD technology is also a viable option. The other half of this equation is support on the software and graphics side.

One of the important features announced with the unveiling of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC was support for 10-bit color, up from the current 8-bit format. This greatly increases the available steps for red, green, and blue between black and white, resulting in 1.07 billion different possible shades of color, up from 16.78 million with 8-bit color. With Snapdragon 835 powered smartphones expected to appear in the second quarter and second half of 2017, the manufacturers will lead us to see the difference between the different mobile phone.




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