Android 9.0 P may integrate Dark Mode feature for OLED displays

Android 8.0 Oreo brought along light/dark theme shift dependent on your wallpaper’s hues, but only for Google’s new Pixel phones, while each and every device with OLED display could benefit from a true Dark Mode in its own right. 

You see, unlike LCDs, where the backlight shines with the same intensity no mater what color is displayed, the OLED display pixels are themselves the source of light, and when displaying white, in particular, they are lit with maximum current. Thus, OLEDs surpass LCDs in battery draw when displaying darker or more colorful imagery like movies, …


Huawei P20 Plus and P20 alleged battery sizes revealed, might come with OLED displays

Huawei is one of the big names that will have a presence at MWC 2018 in less than a week’s time, but sadly, you shouldn’t expect a new flagship to be unveiled at the large trade show. It has been confirmed for a while now that the third-largest smartphone manufacturer will reveal its flagship devices for the year, the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, at a separate event that will take place on March 27. That’s more than a month from now, but at least we already have a pretty good idea why we should be excited and what to expect from these two troopers.

Today, a new rumor comes …

Google Duo might get web app, group calls, other big features, app is coming to smart displays

Popular video chat app Google Duo could be receiving some major new features in the coming months. The news comes from Google Duo creator/lead engineer Justin Uberti who recently took to Twitter to reveal the 2018 roadmap for the service.

First day back at work, time to kick off our 2018 #GoogleDuo roadmap!
Coming soon, smart displays with Duo video calls via #GoogleAssistant:https://t.co/Dkx9TopV1v— Justin Uberti (@juberti) January 9, 2018
Uberti first confirmed that smart displays (smart speakers with a screen) powered by Google Assistant …

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are here: 18:9 displays, excellent battery life, ultra-affordable pricing

Major Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi just announced its two newest affordable troopers, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus. Ushering a whole new era for Xiaomi’s aggressively-priced and pleasantly affordable lineup, the two new devices aim to bring the flashy new trend of tall displays  to the masses. Granted, the two devices never step into Mi Mix 2-levels of streamlined bezel-less design.
We’ve already seen what the two phones look like, with the rear on either one literally unchanged from what we saw on the Redmi Note 4 and a front that allows Xiaomi …

30+ Beautiful dark wallpapers perfect for OLED displays (Pixel 2, iPhone X, Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30 and others)

Predominantly dark wallpapers look great on OLED displays and are particularly good for when you don’t want your eyes gouged out by bright colors late at night. Darker backgrounds are also less obtrusive in general, don’t clash with icons and widgets on your home screen, and can nicely complement the design of any black or gray device.

And this week’s wallpaper collection is all about low-key imagery – dim lights, night-time cityscapes, moody landscapes, dark forests, and more! We tried to pick images that both fit this week’s theme, while not being completely devoid …

Never mind Netflix: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus don't have HDR displays, the iPhone X does

While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now in the official list of Netflix-certified phones that can display its HDR10 and Dolby Vision content, you won’t be getting the real HDR experience, as the standard’s requirements are only covered in full by the upcoming iPhone X. Not that Apple has been claiming otherwise, as it does list just the iPhone X as fully HDR-compliant in its own specs comparison table with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

So, why did Netflix list the two new iPhones in its mobile HDR roster? Well, the same reason that the G6 popped up as …

Shortages of all-screen displays likely to increase smartphone manufacturing costs in 2018

Bezel-less smartphones have already become a trend in the industry. Few major smartphone brands have yet to launch an almost bezel-less handset, but come 2018 those few will probably embrace the new trend as well.

Unless there won’t be enough all-screen displays that these smartphones require. In fact, there’s currently a shortage of smartphone panels, which is expected to continue into 2018. The main cause is the strong demand for “customized all-screen panels” and not enough manufacturers to fulfill it.

Apparently, the all-screen panel size requirements …

Apple's smartglasses may come with 3D cameras, but with no dedicated displays

Back at the end of June, we told you how former Wall Street analyst Gene Munster said that the Apple iPhone will eventually be supplanted in popularity by the company’s rumored pair of AR smartglasses. Munster says that iPhone sales will peak in 2019 with the launch of Apple’s smartglasses beginning the following year. It is hard to believe that a pair of glasses with Augmented Display will become more popular than one of the most beloved smartphone brands in the world. 

Smartglasses are going to be a whole new ballgame, although at first blush the product will drive iPhone sales since …

What's the future of LED displays? Apple already working on own micro-LED units, reports say

Back in 2014, Apple acquired LuxVue to develop advanced micro-LED screens – a technology that is still not in mass production, but looks promising to be the ‘next big thing’ in display tech. A recent report suggests that Cupertino has been working actively on concepts that make use of mico-LED diodes, together with infrared sensors, and what not. The emerging screen tech holds massive potential, in terms of energy reduction, capacity for unseen before display features, as well as a much better all-round visual experience.

In recent months, various official and semi-confirmed …

Samsung working on a 4K '800ppi' phone screen, and 7th-gen AMOLED displays

Tucked neatly in the info that Samsung will be starting production of 7th generation AMOLED panels from Q2 next year, is this little nugget: “Samsung Display has continued research to diversify its OLED portfolio to include foldable OLED, chip-on-plastic OLED and 800ppi high-resolution OLED.”

Well, we are not surprised that the 7th generation will be upon us next year, while every other OLED screen maker is still tooling up for the 6th, and with every new generation we get better panel quality, less power draw, and the like, but it’s the other three things mentioned that piqued …