In the year when flagship phone displays from most major brands grew taller and narrower, shifting from 16:9 aspect ratios to 18.5:9 (Galaxy S8), 19.5:9 (iPhone X), or straight up 2:1 Univisium standard (LG V30), we wanted to ask you if that’s ok with you, and whether you miss the older standard. The thing is, the 2:1 ratio or the ones gravitating around it, is shifting downmarket to midrangers, and next year we might see most phones moving to the tall and narrow paradigm.
The Google Pixel 2 XL continues to have problems with the screen. Besides concerns about burn-in on the OLED panel, the other day we told you that some Pixel 2 XL users are seeing the screen flash when they unlock the phone. This morning, there is talk about the latest bug that is preventing Pixel 2 XL users from enjoying the phone like they should be. It appears that on some units of the Pixel 2 XL, the edges of the screen are unresponsive.
The Pixel User Community website has some threads about the issue, including one from a Pixel 2 XL owner who claims to have spoken to Google …
This year, the Apple iPhone X was the first iPhone ever to use an OLED screen instead of the usual LCD display. Now, KGI Securities well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is forecasting that two 2018 iPhone units will feature an OLED panel. One, he believes, will be the sequel to the iPhone X while the other could be a “Plus” variant of that phone. There were rumors about Apple prepping a handset with a 6-inch screen for this year, but that never appeared. As it turns out, we might see a 6-inch iPhone XI Plus next year.
Next year, Kuo sees Apple making the stainless steel band …
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Apple has posted a support page about the Super Retina Display employed on the just launched Apple iPhone X. Among the topics is the OLED panel used on the phone. The iPhone X is the first iPhone ever to ditch LCD for OLED, and Apple felt it was appropriate to inform those who purchased the device what to expect from the screen. For example, Apple notes that if you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice shifts in color and hue. As Apple points out, “this is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior.”
Apple also cautions iPhone X users that over the long term, the OLED …
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Manufacturer Elephone has been on a roll over the last year, launching budget-friendly, bezel-less handsets that look quite shiny and are armed with capable hardware. The last entry in the line was the Elephone S8, which was launched in pre-order last month and is about to start shipping out to customers.
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If you intend to buy an iPhone X (now that it’s
available to pre-order), perhaps you should first know that repairing its 5.8-inch Super Retina screen will be a pricey affair. Of course, the new smartphone itself is expensive,
being offered for $999 (64 GB) or $1,149 (256 GB), so we’re not surprised to
find out that repairing it will be anything but cheap.
According to Apple, a single iPhone X screen repair costs $279,
while repairs for “other damage” will cost users a whopping $549. To be clear, these
are prices for screen and overall damages that are not covered by Apple’s