Apparently, Elephone has just published some interesting details on their official website regarding the upcoming Elephone U and Elephone U Pro. The main selling points of these devices are the use of the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 as well as the curved AMOLED display which are currently only available on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8. So, if the Elephone U and U Pro will actually get these curved AMOLED displays, they will become, respectively, the 3rd and 4th smartphones equipped with such screens.
That said, according to the information available, Elephone did not use screens produced by Samsung for its new models, but then where are they taking the displays from? Well, keep reading to find out!
The displays for the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro are made by BOE. In China, there are many famous smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Meizu and OPPO but the Chinese display maker decided to give their first flexible display to Elephone. That’s because of the positive feedback the company has had with their latest devices, we’re mostly talking about the Elephone S8.
What are the advantages of AMOLED technology though? Here are four:
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- Thinness is the first advantage for AMOLED display. A typical AMOLED display has an organic plastic layer that is about 100 to 500 nanometres thick, which is about 200 times thinner than the strand of human hair, thus making it thinner, lighter, and more flexible than the normal layers of LED or LCD display. This thinness also produces brighter luminescence compared to LED.
- Energy efficiency is another advantage of AMOLED display. It is more energy efficiency than LED and LCD, as well as fluorescent lamps for numerous reasons. Because they emit light without generating too much heat, energy loss due to heat transfer is lesser.
- AMOLED display does not require backlighting unlike LCD because each pixel of organic material generates light itself. Within the same display, power consumption is uneven, focusing mostly on active pixels as represented by on-screen image. Blacks do not consume power because the underlying pixels are actually turned off.
- Eco-friendliness is another advantage of AMOLED over its counterparts.
As we already know, the Elephone U Pro will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and a 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen which grants an 89.9% screen-to-body ratio. The Elephone U Pro will also pack 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in the top version, as well as dual main 13MP Samsung cameras optimized with Arcsoft algorithms to create that nice shallow depth of field effect and increase image quality when shooting at night.
The back cover of the Elephone U Pro will be created using the same technologies as the Elephone S7 and Elephone S8, using Corning Gorilla Glass with 4 sides rounded. The case is made of aluminum alloy with the use of ceramic anode technology, which should feel very comfortable to hold in hands. In addition, the Elephone U Pro supports fast and wireless charging, as well as NFC.
Learn more about the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro on the official website.