What’s the change for full screen implementation?

After Apple launched iPhoneX, applied with notch OLED to implement a wider full screen in 2017, many smartphone makers such as Huawei, Vivo and Oppo started to introduce similar types of smartphones.

 

The total number of notch-type OLED smartphones, which have been revealed since 2017, is 36, accounting for 10% of total OLED smartphones.

The reason why smartphone makers apply notch-type display is to provide consumers with the large screen size in a limited phone size. However, in the notch type, there is a limitation in expanding the display area (DA), which is the ratio of the display to the smart phone, due to the camera and the front speaker. Thus, the smartphone makers seem to implement the camera function with adopting a popup method.

On June 12, Vivo introduced the smartphone NEX with DA 91.2%.The camera is embedded in the device in the form of a pop-up, and the display itself serves as a speaker and fingerprint sensor. By minimizing the bezel, Vivo achieved a full screen.

Oppo showcased Find X in Paris, France on June 19. Oppo also adopts the camera function as a pop-up method, similar to Vivo, to implement a full screen. It has a 3D face recognition sensor. DA of Oppo’s Find X is 93.8%, which is about 2.7% larger than that of Vivo. This is about 10% larger than Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S8 +, which had the biggest DA in 2017, and 11% larger than iPhone X.

<Vivo NEX and Oppo Find X, source: netmag.pk, GSMArena>

Analysis of the average DA from 4Q 2017 to 2Q 2018 after the launch of the Notch model, shows that the notch type DA is about 9% and the camera pop type DA is about 17 % wider than that of the conventional smartphones (excluding notch type). By switching the front camera into a pop-up form, more than 90% DA can be realized.

As such, smartphone makers are making various changes to realize full screen. There is a growing interest in how to minimize the bezel for the launching a smartphone with a wider DA.

What’s the change for full screen implementation?

After Apple launched iPhoneX, applied with notch OLED to implement a wider full screen in 2017, many smartphone makers such as Huawei, Vivo and Oppo started to introduce similar types of smartphones.

 

The total number of notch-type OLED smartphones, which have been revealed since 2017, is 36, accounting for 10% of total OLED smartphones.

The reason why smartphone makers apply notch-type display is to provide consumers with the large screen size in a limited phone size. However, in the notch type, there is a limitation in expanding the display area (DA), which is the ratio of the display to the smart phone, due to the camera and the front speaker. Thus, the smartphone makers seem to implement the camera function with adopting a popup method.

On June 12, Vivo introduced the smartphone NEX with DA 91.2%.The camera is embedded in the device in the form of a pop-up, and the display itself serves as a speaker and fingerprint sensor. By minimizing the bezel, Vivo achieved a full screen.

Oppo showcased Find X in Paris, France on June 19. Oppo also adopts the camera function as a pop-up method, similar to Vivo, to implement a full screen. It has a 3D face recognition sensor. DA of Oppo’s Find X is 93.8%, which is about 2.7% larger than that of Vivo. This is about 10% larger than Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S8 +, which had the biggest DA in 2017, and 11% larger than iPhone X.

<Vivo NEX and Oppo Find X, source: netmag.pk, GSMArena>

Analysis of the average DA from 4Q 2017 to 2Q 2018 after the launch of the Notch model, shows that the notch type DA is about 9% and the camera pop type DA is about 17 % wider than that of the conventional smartphones (excluding notch type). By switching the front camera into a pop-up form, more than 90% DA can be realized.

As such, smartphone makers are making various changes to realize full screen. There is a growing interest in how to minimize the bezel for the launching a smartphone with a wider DA.

Display size of OLED smartphone to be launched soon becomes bigger.

Many smartphones have been released, with large-sized full screen OLED while removing the home button.

Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 9, scheduled to be launched this August, is expected to be applied with 6.4-inch OLED, according to the industry sources. It is 0.1 inches larger than the Galaxy Note 8 with the removed home button, for the first time in the Galaxy Note series.

In addition, Apple is expected to release a smartphone applied with 6.5-inch OLED, as the iPhone series, in the second half of this year. Apple, which has steadily increased its display size since the iPhone 6+ model in 2015, is anticipated to apply 6.5-inch OLED to iPhone plus models later this year.

Huawei is also expected to introduce 6.9-inch OLED for the Mate 20, which is scheduled to be launched in the second half of this year. Most of analyses say that the decision has targeted Chinese users who tend to opt for a larger smartphone, in order to secure the leadership in the Chinese market.

The average display size of OLED smartphones stood at 5.45 inches in 2016 and 5.5 inches in 2017. In 2018, however, the average size has increased to 5.98 inches with the launch of 5.8 inches and larger OLED smartphones.

In addition to the above-mentioned OLED smartphones, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy A6 Star, Xiaomi’s Mi 8 Explorer, Asus’s Asus ROG Phone, and many other smartphones with 6 inches or bigger sized OLED are to be released.

Recently, the smartphone market has been leveling up with many users who utilize various contents through smartphones. In line with the strategy of set makers trying to differentiate their products with the display sizes in the smartphone market, the average display size of OLED smartphones is likely to be more than 6.0 inches soon.

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