2017 could be the year that Apple finally catches up with its rivals in the display technology department. Word has it that Apple is ditching LCD for OLED with the soon coming 10th anniversary when the American telecom giant will be launching the iPhone 8. Apple is expected to adopt the OLED technology due to its ability to provide a wider color gamut and greater brightness, which will inevitably lead to the iPhone 8 having a much-increased pixel per inch ratio than its predecessors, as its resolution will range between 2160 × 1080 and 2880 × 1440 pixels.
There are two widely used OLED panels which differ by their color gamut technologies. The majority of devices in 2016 used Adobe RGB gamut, while others used DCI- P3 gamut, which is more advanced. Samsung is like the biggest fan of this technology.
Speculations about the Galaxy S8 coming with OLED display turned out to be true. The recently launched Smartphone has many major and important state-of-the-art-display performance enhancement, features, and functions, with OLED display technology advancing faster than ever. DisplayMate’s president Dr. Raymond M. Seneira explains that the Galaxy S8 is the first in a new generation of smartphones that have a full- display screen design. The Galaxy S8 has been branded as the best performing Smartphone display by Displaymate, which awarded it an A+ grade for having the largest color gamut, the highest peak brightness, the highest contrast rating in ambient light, the lowest reflectance, and the smallest brightness variation with viewing angle.
Rumor has it that Samsung is about to produce a handset with virtual reality (VR) as its focus. While the Galaxy Note 7 featured an OLED display, the Galaxy Note 8 has been said to be coming with an AMOLED super high- density display. Many Samsung fans have, however, declined the rumors because the Korean telecom big fish has been the King of OLED, especially after the breakthrough made with OLED in the Samsung Galaxy S8. We expect to see a display resolution bump, in the line with the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 both used a Quad HD screen that’s 2,560 × 1,440 pixels. But the Galaxy S8 saw a move to QHD+, which means that you’re getting 2,960 × 1,440 pixels. The Note 8 is expected to develop in the same line of the OLED display as well.
Just like the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets from Google, the Pixel 2 is expected to come with an OLED display. Talks also suggest that this year’s Google device model will get an OLED upgrade. Google is no longer likely to use an Adobe RGB gamut, but will instead use the advanced DCI- P3 gamut because the company intends to make the phone compatible with VR, so it needs some visual improvements.