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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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    We know that Sharp does a very, very mean LCD. But we've also been talking about Apple's edging away from those liquid crystals and more towards those organic light-emitting diodes. Samsung may be making some panels for a future iPhone. Japan Display says it will soon start making them, full stop. Its OLED production will ramp up during 2018 as it chases LG Display. That company's in the process of starting its own OLED factories. Sharp, LG Display, Japan Display and Samsung have all supplied LCD screens for iPhones. To tie Sharp into this story: Japan Display's biggest shareholder, a ...

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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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    Even the most ardent iFans have to admit Cupertino very rarely makes costly technological strides when there’s a cheaper alternative, and as far as iPhone screens are concerned, the move from IPS LCD to OLED is simply not considered a priority… yet. But sooner or later, it will become one, once the latter’s production is ramped up, and adoption expenses are reduced. For that to happen, Apple is reportedly working on a large-scale collaboration with Samsung and LG, two of its strongest handheld-designing rivals, but at the same time, two old and reliable component-supplying partners. ...

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    We've been talking a lot lately about OLED displays for smartphones, learning about manufacturers investing huge sums in their ability to produce such panels and fielding rumors about the possible move from LCD to OLED in a future iPhone. A lot of these stories are all based around talk of expenses: that lots of companies would like to build more phones with OLED screens, but right now they're just not super-competitive when compared to easier-to-produce LCDs. With all these new investments, there's good hope that could change, but it's been sounding like it could be several years before ...

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    Do you like OLED screens in your mobile gadgets? Sure, who doesn't? And are you excited to see what sort of products will arise from the growing availability of OLED screens that are super-durable and flexible? You, my friend, are not alone. Any fan of OLED tech is going to want to keep a close eye on LG going forward, as the company makes a sizable investment in its ability to produce such screens. LG is dropping some $8.7 billion on its investment in a massive plant for the production of OLED screens, not just for big television displays, but also those that will appear in the next ...

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    Is it just a matter of time before Apple releases an iPhone with an OLED display? It's one of those rumors that we hear every so often, thought it's really been heating up in recent weeks. About a month back we heard that Apple could turn to Samsung for OLED panels to be featured in the iPhone 7, though more recent reports repeated a rumor that was floating around over the summer, claiming that while a Samsung-made OLED screen could show up in a future iPhone, it probably wouldn't come in time for next year's iPhone 7, and it could still be three years or so before this change is ready to ...

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    In a sense, we have two struggling properties connecting a relay with this order. Xiaomi's been trying to prop up its popularity in lieu of its next flagship while LG is still trying to plod on with its combined electronics ambitions. One bright spot we saw from its recent earnings report was in the displays unit fittingly enough. It's been getting more orders and serving more customers. Xiaomi and LG Display are reportedly finalizing negotiations for the former to receive OLED smartphone displays from the latter. Signatures will be inked by the end of the year with shipments starting ...

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    Apple has had a long standing relationship with both LG and Sharp for its display needs. LG's IPS LCD technology has clearly satisfied Apple's needs years now, and this has even extended to Apple adopting LG's OLED displays for the Apple Watch. Surely there was a time when Samsung's AMOLED displays were not as great, but that has dramatically changed over the last two years, and it seems that Apple has taken notice. Inside sources claim that Apple and Samsung have already begun flirting about bringing Samsung's OLED displays to the Apple Watch. The source claims that Apple is already ...

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    When looking at smartphones and tablets, we often obsess over cores and gigs and screen sizes. While all those are important to weigh when evaluating a device, the component we see the most - that we interact with the most - is the screen. When talking about computers in days gone by, the fight was between LCD (liquid crystal display) and CRT (cathode ray tube) - with CRT eventually becoming all but a footnote in the annals of history. Today, the battle is between LCD and LED (light emitting diode) - more specifically between IPS and AMOLED. IPS LCD IPS (in-plane switching) was ...

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    It used to be that if you wanted a bright, saturated, high-contrast OLED display on your Samsung mobile device, that meant going with one of its smartphones; for years we've associated such panels with flagship models like the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. Despite a singular OLED-based tablet years ago, Samsung's tablet lineup had become firmly associated with LCD panels. But still, occasionally we'd catch wind of rumors that Samsung was working on a new OLED tablet project, and last year all that talk finally came to fruition in the form of the Galaxy Tab S. We got both 8.4-inch and ...

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    For quite a while now, we've been hearing talk about Samsung returning to the idea of outfitting tablets with bright, colorful OLED displays. These are the panels that make the company's flagship smartphones look as nice as they do, but for the overwhelming majority of its tablets, Samsung has been using LCD screens, instead. Rumors have slowly been circling around a pair of models that might bring OLED displays on tablets back to the forefront, and today we catch wind of a report that attempts to describe these tablets in a healthy amount of detail, as well as offers a name for this new ...

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    Samsung seriously has its hands full when it comes to Android tablets at the moment. We had the TabPROs and that one NotePRO at CES, and last week the company introduced the lower-end Tab4 lineup. With sizes running the gamut from 7.0 inches up to 12.2, and the differences in screen resolution and processing power between the families, you'd think that Samsung had all its tablet bases nicely covered. But there's still been this persistent rumor that Samsung has even more tablets on the drawing board, and it could be planning to bring OLED displays back to its tablet offerings with a few ...

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    Samsung has already introduced a nice spread of tablets this year, launching its new TabPRO and NotePRO models, but we've been under the impression that even more devices are on their way. We've seen plenty of evidence pointing to some lower-end Galaxy Tab4 models, and Samsung itself seemed to confirm their existence on its own site. Beyond that, we've been talking about the idea of Samsung returning to OLED displays for a tablet or two, and have been following some possible contenders. Today we see one such model return, alongside a slightly smaller tablet, in GFXBench performance ...

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    I just wrapped up my review of the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 on Friday. When I was told I'd be reviewing yet another Samsung tablet, my head cocked back, shoulders dropped, and I let out a breathy sigh. Honestly, I can't say I've actually reviewed all that many Samsung tablets in my day. But each model, despite the minute changes along the way, have been to the same effect: a promising tablet that could be so much more with a little additional effort. For example, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition I reviewed last year, on paper, looked fantastic. Sure, like all other Samsung devices, its plastic ...

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    Smartphones are finally getting weird again, and I love it. Just a couple years ago, the landscape was a lot different than it is today, with a lot more variety in the sort of models that were coming out – for better or worse. We had that brief fling with autostereoscopic 3D phones, saw a number of models with multiple screens, and had manufacturers experimenting with some pretty elaborate form factors – heck, sometimes even doing more than one of those at a time, like the Kyocera Echo with dual screens and a crazy convertible tablet mode. But now: slate, slate, slate, slate. Even the ...

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    Smartphones with curved displays are here, and as we saw with the LG G Flex, they're even a bit flexible already. Yesterday, we brought you a slide from Samsung's Analyst Day event (which continues to be a font of great information) depicting the company's plans for the evolution of this tech, focusing on more bendable designs next year before full-on foldable models emerging sometime in mid-2015. While actual commercial foldable products may still be a long way off, it turns out that Samsung's also been showing off some of its current designs, giving us an idea of what to expect. Analyst ...

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    Samsung been talking a lot about the future lately; we only just looked at where the company's heading in terms of device resolution. Of course, resolution is only one of many factors we look at when evaluating displays, and it can be just as important to talk about the underlying technology. While there are plenty of different ways you can implement things, it often boils down to LCD versus OLED. We love the rich saturation and outstanding contrast OLED displays afford, but they've largely been constrained to smaller screens; we saw Samsung deliver the Galaxy Tab 7.7 with an OLED display, ...

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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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