Finally, Sony has decided to part ways with LCD panel and will soon start to use OLED panels. So far, the Japanese smartphone manufacturing company has used only LCD panels for its smartphones. Unlike the standard LCD display, OLED panels offer better black colours and high level of contrast, hence the company has opted for them for its high-end smartphones starting from the year 2018.
Recently, Sony has also introduced its first OLED television at CES 2017. Currently, the Korean smartphone maker Samsung is the biggest producer of OLED screen for phone and has been using them for its Galaxy lineup from the last couple of years now. Samsung is also known to export its these panels to other smartphone makers such as OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Vivo, Lenovo, and ZTE. Even Apple is rumoured to make a switch from LCD for its next iPhone.
Coming back to the Sony’s plan, the company is planning to get OLED panels from LG and JDI for which it has to wait for a year or two so that these companies ramp up their productions. Also, the reports are claiming that the company is planning to adopt this new display only for its flagship phones, rather than the whole lineup.
Unfortunately, by the time Sony will launch its flagship device featuring OLED display, other smartphone makers might have already released the phone with a foldable screen. Samsung has already received the multiple patents for foldable display, and there are even reports of Korean company working on a foldable smartphone.