Just recently, we heard the rather too-good-to-be-true rumor that Sony might launch a certain Xperia flagship with a 4K OLED display in tow, which is unheard of on the mobile scene. A recent rumor based around a leaked spec sheet detailing the rumored Sony Xperia XZ Pro has been the originator of this speculation. Some job listings as well as a Sony official have recently poured more oil into the fire hinting that Sony is actively exploring the idea of 4K OLEDs and could theoretically surprise everyone soon.
Sony Mobile has already introduced three new smartphones earlier this month at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), but the Japanese company saved the best devices for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will debut late next month.
One of the most expected Sony smartphones is probably the Xperia XZ Pro, the best of the best, top-of-the-line, one to rule them all, and possibly the company’s most expensive handset. The Xperia XZ Pro will be unveiled slightly ahead of MWC, but it will be showcased at the trade fair in February/March.
According to a leaked document, …
Curved OLED displays aren’t just a Samsung prerogative any more, it seems, as Elephone is eking out models with such screens, but made by one of the largest display companies in China. BOE introduced a flexible OLED screen back in October, and Elephone is seemingly the first one to take advantage of the gear that breaks Samsung and LG’s duopoly in the industry of thin, frugal displays with ultrahigh contrast ratio.
Samsung’s display division may have been the sole OLED panel supplier for Apple in 2017, yet there are strong indications that things are about to change this year. Recently, it became clear that LG Display could be taking a piece of the iPhone pie in 2018, but if a new report is anything to go by, other manufacturers also harbor ambitions of providing panels for future Apple smartphones.
While we were musing yesterday whether the upcoming LG G7 will sport a Snapdragon 835 or 845 chipset, based on its official listing on LG’s UK website under the Quick Charge 4.0 category, a Korean publication is spilling the beans on its specs and even release date.
For 510 hours, a Korean website tested the OLED screens on the Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Letting a static image linger on the phones, the test measured how long it would take to produce a noticeable burn-in image on each of the models. It took 17 hours for an image to burn-in on the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch panel. But that image could really not be seen during normal use.
Out of the three devices, the iPhone X took the longest to create a distracting burn-in image. While it took longer for such an image to initially aqppear on the Samsung Galaxy …
Remember the beautiful but imaginary dark mode for the iPhone X that we showed you the other day. Unfortunately, it was a work of fiction, as Apple hasn’t dabbled into experimenting with darker backgrounds for its OLED iPhone X just yet.
Just the other day, we passed along a report from Japan’s Nomura Securities about what we can expect to see from the 2018 iPhone models. The brokerage house says that Apple will release three variants, one with an LCD panel. The latter unit will have an edge-to-edge display and will be similar to the Apple iPhone X except for a single-camera in back, and the use of LCD. The remaining two 2018 iPhone versions include an iPhone X sequel with a 5.8-inch OLED display, and a 6.5-inch iPhone X-type phablet.
According to a new report published today by KGI Securities’ top Apple analyst Ming-Chi …