Why OLED Displays Reign Supreme in Mobile Devices

Posted on 09/20/2016 by

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OLED display panel shipments have doubled over the past two years (as of Q2, 2016), providing yet another measure of their growing popularity. Samsung OLED panels have been embraced for use in millions of smartphones, wearables, VR devices and more. Further, the number of global smartphone manufacturers, that are adopting Samsung OLED panels in their flagship devices, is on the rise. Let’s better understand what makes these displays so special.

Why OLED? – Lower Power Consumption

Samsung OLED displays enable consumers to use smartphones longer with its characteristically low power consumption. As OLED lights up only the pixels necessary for displaying spontaneous emissions, it typically provides lower power consumption with higher efficiency. OLED displays usually use 30 percent less power than LCDs.

The new “Always On” display mode takes advantage of the low power capability of an OLED display whenever most image pixels are black, because every sub-pixel is independently powered, and therefore doesn’t use any power when black. So when a phone is turned off (in standby mode) it is possible to display text and graphics on a black background all day and night without a significant power drain that would reduce the battery running time. The “Always On” display mode uses only 50 to 90 mW (milliwatts) of power, like a laser pointer for a presentation.

Why OLED? – Amazingly Vivid Imagery

Samsung OLED displays also provide incredibly sharp and vivid images designed to complement the human visual system. Samsung OLED’s color gamut is 1.4 times wider than conventional LCD panels. These OLED Displays show real black color beautifully, with a contrast ratio of 13 million to 1. The true value of this capability becomes clear when we see photos of the evening sky and nightscapes with OLED displays delivering a vivid sense of realism. We can also see very fine details of object images blanketed in dark tone coloring. In outdoor environments, it is hard to see most displays as they reflect sunlight. OLED’s color expression combined with a remarkable level of brightness, on the other hand, enhances readability of on-screen information – which can be particularly helpful outside.

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Why OLED? – High Flexibility

Flexible displays can, in the future, not only be bendable, but also foldable and even rollable!

OLED displays produce their own light, so they do not require a backlight. They are therefore optimal for making flexible displays. Flexible OLED display panels use a polyimide substrate that strengthens the display’s durability because it is lighter, more flexible and durable than conventional glass substrates.

According to research firm IHS, annual revenues for flexible display will reach USD $3.7 billion this year, and will become a $15.5 billion annual industry segment in 2022. Also, IHS forecasted that flexible displays will record a 13 percent share of annual revenues for the entire display market by 2020.

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Why OLED? – Compare

Have you compared OLED displays with the other mobile displays out in the market today?  Try it.  The detailed information that we provide here, plus after a firsthand look, we believe we’ll convince almost anyone of the superiority of a Samsung OLED display.

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