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Transition to OLEDs Heralds New Wave of Innovation in Smartphone Displays

Dec 21, 2016 |

In today’s highly competitive smartphone market, displays have become a major differentiator for new smartphone models and smartphone OEMs are under increasing pressure as never before to innovate to add value as a hedge against falling prices.
As the smartphone display markets transitions away from LCDs to OLEDs, this research insight looks at the latest technological trends and developments in smartphone displays, from increased display resolution and touch-integrated displays to new display form factors and associated manufacturing technologies.

In this report:

  • Smartphone Display Types
  • Technology Developments
    - Display Resolution
    - OLEDs versus LCDs
    - Backplane Technology
    - New Display Form Factors
    - OLED Suppliers
    - Micro-LEDs
    - Other Innovations
  • Implications

List of tables and charts:

  • Table 1. Display Resolutions of Premium Flagship Smartphones
  • Table 2. Global OLED Smartphone Shipments (December 2016)

Number of Pages: 13
Author: Peter Richardson (
Published Date: December 2016



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