"You will not be disappointed": Sony official might have teased that a 4K OLED Xperia is in the works

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.

“All I can say is that we are investing money in OLED displays. And very soon …


Sony Xperia XZ Pro expected to be unveiled in February with 4K OLED display

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, …

Elephone U Pro brings big, curved OLED display in a compact 'bezel-less' design

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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.

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Samsung and LG to face competition for iPhone OLED panel supply, Sharp and Japan Display entering the race

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. 

According to information from DigiTimes, Japan Display (JDI) and Sharp will try to compete with Samsung and LG for Cupertino’s business. Foxconn-owned …

LG G7 release date set for mid-March, OLED display and 6GB RAM in tow

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. 

It turns out that the G7 may ship with Snapdragon 845, after all, which would be a huge jump from the 821 in the G6, but there are plenty of other novelties to look forward to. The sources claim that, in addition, G7 will sport 6GB RAM, shooting it directly into the flagship ranks where it belongs. Another nice …

Apple iPhone X outperforms certain Samsung models in OLED burn-in test

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 …

iPhone with 6.5-inch OLED screen could debut this year, LG Display to start shipping panels for Apple in H2 2018

LG Display might not have produced a single OLED panel for Apple in 2017, but it looks like things are about to change this year. A new report from South Korea suggests that Apple is planning to diversify its OLED suppliers for the next iPhones.
Sources of The Investor state that LG Display is close to inking an OLED supply deal with Cupertino and is expected to start panel shipments in the second half of 2018. This information is unofficial, but the display maker did previously confirm that it was in talks with Tim Cook & Co. over a possible agreement.
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(Update: possibly fake) Sony's next flagship could feature 4K HDR OLED screen, potent dual camera, Snapdragon 845

UPDATE: After further inspection, we’ve established that the screenshots below are possibly falsified. The information extracted from them most likely isn’t accurate.
A few hours ago, we reported on a leaked list that allegedly revealed all of the major 2018 Android smartphones that will sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. One of the high-end handsets mentioned in the list was an intriguing Sony “Xperia XZ Pro-A” model that will supposedly break cover in June. 
The naming of the device certainly suggests that this …

Devs are taking the initiative, and introducing dark app modes for the OLED iPhone X

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. 

Enter app developers, who are increasingly aware that black looks as it should on OLED displays, plus it saves on battery, as the pixels are turned completely off to display it. Thus, darker backgrounds make sense on apps where there is a lot of reading or browsing involved, as OLED’s Achilles heel when it comes …

Report: 2018 OLED Apple iPhone models to feature single-cell "L" shaped battery


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 …