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    The sorry financial state of tech conglomerate Sharp has left few options for its creditors and potential acquirers in Japan. But Taiwan-based Foxconn sees a chance to gain a brand name and a crack at making products for its own profit. Chairman Terry Gou told press that the company had signed for prioritized negotiating rights with Sharp as part of a bid to take over the company. Sharp released a statement contrary to Gou's assertion, but indicated it would be negotiating with Foxconn through the end of the month. Inside sources say that Sharp currently favors a Foxconn proposal worth ...

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    Samsung Electronics may not be making the guts that will go into the next iPhone, but it will be making the Snapdragon 820. But applications processors aren't the only components the manufacturer makes; it's also into displays. And with Apple looking to change up its display technology come the year after next, what better time than now to prepare for things. Reports from inside sources say Samsung will invest up to $7.5 billion in facility expansion and new equipment to produce flexible OLED displays per month for future iPhones. Apple will order between 30,000 and 45,000 displays a month ...

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    The Surface Pro 4 spreads five lovely megapixels of "PixelSense" display across a foot-long screen. That's good enough for 267 tiny pixels per inch! But more than that, it's supposedly a pretty good one. How good? DisplayMate tested it out and compared it with comparable tablets and has ranked it up there with current model TVs, digital cameras and other such screens. We find out that the display uses the Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide element layers to put out colors on its LCD, something Sharp also uses. There's full depth of color and ever-so-close to true sRGB gamut representation on the ...

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    Some people like to be picky about their displays. It's not about how many pixels there are, but what kind of picture those pixels come together to make. Does it make sense? Does it look pleasing? If it doesn't, some device batches may have not had the best QA looking them over. It might be the case with the LG-made Google Nexus 5X as users are taking to the respective subreddit to report yellowy hues on their devices shipping from California, Illinois, Toronto and Mississauga. Taking pictures of displays does not necessarily show the breadth of the problem, unfortunately. But there is ...

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    How many times is it that you wished your smartphone was thicker, but had better battery life? That's because "thin" is often achieved by trimming down the battery, but other key components contribute to the measurements. Just in case you thought devices nowadays weren't thin enough, even thinner smartphones might be on their way. Sharp is happy to announce that it started mass production of new in-cell type touch displays. This technology "has the touch sensor function built into the LCD", instead having the touch sensor attached to the LCD, like on most displays used in smartphones ...

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    Ever since the world has been using touchscreen based smart devices, the world has also been caring about smart device displays. Being the primary mode of interacting with your smartphone or tablets, it’s one of the factors that goes into choosing what devices we would like to buy, or think of buying, or argue about. When we talk about smartphone displays these days however, we tend to focus on one thing in particular- the resolution. Indeed, display resolution on a smart device we have to use or put up with on a minute by minute basis of our daily lives is quite important, and we all ...

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    This newfangled tech world is some sort of heaven for pixel junkies. A few years ago, the thought of a 4K (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) monitor, television, or projector wasn’t terribly far-fetched. 4K projectors and cameras have been available since the early 2000s, but personal monitors and televisions in ultra high-definition are a far newer product of this pixel-obsessed world. Prior to 2013, however, the buy in price to the budding world of 4K was illogical for most of us normal humanoids who don’t draw six-figure salaries each year. The first 4K televisions were large and expensive. ...

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    Three years ago, you were lucky if your smartphone display had a few hundred thousand pixels. WVGA (480 by 800 pixels) was sort of a standard resolution back then, and mobile display technology still had a long way to go before pixel junkies would drool over a smartphone screen. Black levels were usually a milky, dark gray, unless you opted for a Samsung smartphone with a Super AMOLED panel. But then you had to consider the disadvantages of the PenTile Matrix subpixel arrangement. Back on 2011, I didn't stress about such things often. I didn't worry about color accuracy, black levels, ...

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    HTC today announced the "HTC Advantage," a new benefits package for buyers of its flagship smartphones. The new initiative is custom-built to ensure that "when you buy the best, it stays that way," says HTC's VP of Customer Experience Ed Kuhner. The program is made up of three principle prongs, with the first being something we’ve seen signs of already: a commitment to timely Android updates for the flagship One line. The company has demonstrated it can deliver updates to the One series in a timely fashion, and HTC now says it will commit to major Android updates for two years after the ...

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    Take a look at your screen. Whether that screen is your desktop monitor, your smartphone, the HD display on your tablet, or even the face of your digital watch, it's made up of dots. These dots are probably too small for you to see with your naked eye, but trust me, they're there. Each of these "dots" is called a pixel, which is short for "picture element". Pixels make up every image that we see on a screen or monitor. The interesting part? They're made up of even smaller components called sub-pixel elements. Sub-pixel elements are comprised of a cluster of "things" that emit light. ...

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    It's a little early for us to post our full impressions of the HTC First, but while we're waiting to put the device through its paces, let's briefly talk about what the new "Facebook phone" means in terms of screen size. Longtime readers will be familiar with the display-dimensions discussion, which we've had a few times before. Before manufacturers honed the art of slimming bezels and trimming casing fat, smartphones sporting large displays also invariably required large hardware. HTC's HD2 and Evo 4G were early victims of the oversized-panel effect, but the trend continues in more modern ...

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    If you followed our coverage from MWC in Barcelona, you might remember a demo by Jeff Nestel-Patt of GT Advanced Technologies, showcasing a smartphone display 2.5 times stronger than Gorilla Glass that was, for all intents and purposes, impervious to scratches. If you missed that video, maybe you caught our article from last week discussing sapphire's importance to the future of the mobile industry. If you missed both of those, then you're still in luck - because this piece right here trumps them both. You see, it turns out that the GT Crystal Systems facility at which much of the ...

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    Last month at MWC, we were treated to a rather compelling demonstration: a smartphone screen made of material so tough, it was practically un-scratchable. The company providing the demo was GT Advanced Technologies, and the screen was made of a material you've probably heard of, but in other contexts: sapphire. In an industry where hardware is fast becoming the differentiator of choice, "sapphire" is the new buzzword for legions of excitement-seeking tech fans. We're going to take a closer look at how synthetic sapphire comes into being, and how it finds its way into smartphones, next ...

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    It happened so slowly I didn't even know what ya'll were up to. Editorial after editorial, I lamented the ballooning size of the smartphone screen. I wasn't any sideline observer, either: I'd carried devices in sizes ranging from the Centro and Veer to the Droid DNA and Galaxy Note II. I knew the advantages of large screens; I just didn't think they overcame the absurd feeling of carrying a lunch tray in my pocket. But you jumbophone-buying masses got the better of me. Somewhere along the line, something started surreptitiously scratching away at my "no-superphone" stance. Probably it was ...

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    Among the most important features of any mobile device is its display. The display is the one part of the device you will spend 99 percent of your time staring at when using it. But not only is it the main source of output, it's the primary form of input, too. If the display is too big, too small or difficult to see in sunlight, using it becomes more of a chore than anything. Like televisions, the overall quality of a display can be judged on a handful of specs – not just the size and resolution. Mobile displays are gauged on clarity, color gamut, saturation, contrast, reflectiveness, ...

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