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Mobile AMOLED displays are now cheaper to produce than LCD

Mobile AMOLED displays are now cheaper to produce than LCD

Mobile AMOLED displays are now cheaper to produce than LCD

Mobile AMOLED displays are now cheaper to produce than LCD

 

It has been revealed by IHS Technology that 5 inch full HD (1080p) AMOLED displays are now cheaper to produce than equivalent LCD displays, making the thinner, brighter more energy efficient display AMOLED display technology cheaper for the first time. 

While it is unknown if this hold true for larger or higher resolution displays, this move will no doubt improve the technology that is used in lower end, budget devices, improving things greatly for the average consumer.  

 

       Production costs in the first quarter for a 5-inch Full HD smartphone display are $14.30 for an AMOLED panel and $14.60 for an LCD display. In the fourth quarter of 2015, these figures were $17.10 and $15.70, respectively.

  Mobile AMOLED displays are now cheaper to produce than LCD

 

With AMOLED production costs moving below that of LCD it is expected that AMOLED screens will become the standard display type used by manufacturers within the next year for mid-range and entry-level devices.

Right now we do not know how well this new pricing applies to larger display sizes, but we should expect to see higher quality displays on non-flagship prices in the near future.

One thing to note is that this year HDR displays are expected to release to the PC monitor market in the near future alongside next the next generation of GPUs, so perhaps the affordability of high-grade display technologies is a factor that is driving the push for HDR content in the PC market. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMOLED Displays becoming cheaper to produce than traditional LCDs on the OC3D Forums

 

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26-03-2016, 02:41:54

NeverBackDown
Pretty interesting news, i don't see a point in higher than 1080p on a small display, but hopefully this is indicating that those screens are getting cheaper. Just means cheaper premium phonesQuote

26-03-2016, 08:10:36

MadShadow
Good to see they are bacoming cheaper :PQuote
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