The next Xperia Flagships might sport LG OLED Panels


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There are some reports circulating on the web, pointing that Sony and LG will make a deal in which the Japanese manufacturer could use the OLED panels from the South-Korean maker in their future smartphones.

Worth to mention that Sony already uses LG OLED on its successful line of Premium TVs. According to reports coming directly from supply chains, both manufacturers will expand the deal to smartphones.

“Sony is expected to implant its success factors in the TV business in its smartphone business and develop products such as foldable phones.”

The referred OLED technology would involve the LG Flexible panels. But don’t misunderstand this with the Foldable phone concept. The use of flexible panels would allow Sony to offer smartphones with bezel-less screens thanks to the use of curved edges.

We’ve been hearing rumors pointing that Sony is about to adopt the bezel-less and 18:9 trends with their 2018 smartphones. Furthermore, the company may present a drastic change in its design language during an event scheduled for MWC 2018.

Despite the constant struggle on the smartphone scenario, LG is doing pretty well with their OLED panels. The adoption of a good OLED panel from LG would be a strong point for future Xperia smartphones, and standing out against competition is everything that Sony needs to succeed once again in this fierce dispute.

The first smartphone to come as result of this deal may be the Xperia XZ PRO, rumored to carry an OLED panel with 4K resolution. This smartphone would be the long-awaited successor of Xperia XZ Premium.

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6 Comments

  1. Cyril Dieudonné
    January 29, 2018

    cool. Could even be cooler if Sony was using their own oled screens? Time to comeback to the RnD, Sony.

    • Billy Williams
      January 30, 2018

      They started up a company a couple years ago in collaboration with Sharp, Panasonic and other Japanese companies. That company, JDI (Japan Display INC) was created with a couple main purposes among those is help develop their own screen technologies.ranging from reflective LCD’s with memory in pixel technologies as well as OLED. Their OLED technology right now is proprietary and uses both front and back plane technology. The problem is the yields aren’t extremely high so in order to mass produce it would be extremely expensive because there would be a lot of waste. LG is currently pushing a 65% yield rate and hopes to be near 80% in the future. As such they can produce at a lower cost. Sony could either use their own, non-perfected, technology and charge FAR more to pay for the waste created in the process or they could just order from LG.

      My only problem with this article is that no one has showed a 4K OLED phone display yet. I doubt LG would have the technology to do it and not put it in their OWN phone first.

  2. Cyril Dieudonné
    January 30, 2018

    cool. Could even be cooler if Sony was using their own oled screens? Time to comeback to the RnD, Sony.

    • Billy Williams
      January 30, 2018

      They started up a company a couple years ago in collaboration with Sharp, Panasonic and other Japanese companies. That company, JDI (Japan Display INC) was created with a couple main purposes among those is help develop their own screen technologies.ranging from reflective LCD’s with memory in pixel technologies as well as OLED. Their OLED technology right now is proprietary and uses both front and back plane technology. The problem is the yields aren’t extremely high so in order to mass produce it would be extremely expensive because there would be a lot of waste. LG is currently pushing a 65% yield rate and hopes to be near 80% in the future. As such they can produce at a lower cost. Sony could either use their own, non-perfected, technology and charge FAR more to pay for the waste created in the process or they could just order from LG.

      My only problem with this article is that no one has showed a 4K OLED phone display yet. I doubt LG would have the technology to do it and not put it in their OWN phone first.

    • Cyril Dieudonné
      March 29, 2018

      yes, so as I said : Could even be cooler if Sony was using their own oled screens? Time to comeback to the RnD, Sony.

    • Billy Williams
      March 29, 2018

      They can’t manufacturer massive amounts of OLED screens until they master their OLED process. Making OLED screens is incredibly expensive and the amount of waste is usually higher than the yields. LG has the most efficient process and they are somewhere around 35% waste. But they manufacture so many screens that they can justify. Its cheaper for Sony to just buy OLED than to make them