Pocketnow Daily: PlayStation 5: Sony Did It AGAIN? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new Sony PlayStation 5, the displays in the next Samsung Galaxy S21 and more
Apple quietly began repairing iPhones with third-party batteries
If employees find a third-party display or battery in a customer’s iPhone, but don’t see an issue with them, they’ll still work on the phone.
Sony rebrand leaked to turn Xperia XZ4 into Xperia 1
The Xperia XA3, still in the rumor pipelines, was rebranded as the Xperia 10. Does this mean the Xperia XZ4 will be the Xperia 1?
Expect more HDR displays on Nokia phones with new agreement
The Nokia 7.1 demonstrated that great HDR content can be had on a $350 Android phone. That technology will be going farther on other Nokia devices.
TCL pre-announces Alcatel and BlackBerry plans, edge-to-edge displays for CES 2019
New mid-range and budget phones to be expected, further availability of the latest BlackBerries and edge-to-edge displays are due in Vegas.
Ice Universe: 5G iPhone will have punch-hole display
Most analysts and observers believe the first 5G iPhone will come out in 2020. But did they see this knock-out development coming?
Samsung rules smartphone display market with Super AMOLED
Samsung not only claims dominance in the OLED market, where it has long held the lead, but also in LCD production for smartphones.
iPhone X resale value
Apple could be planning on using MicroLED and MiniLED displays in their devices
More changes could come to the displays of Apple devices like the iPhone and Apple Watches with the new MicroLED and MiniLED displays
The $1,000 iPhone X didn’t work out for Apple, so expect more LCDs to come
Sources say that LG is set to provide a mix of LCD and OLED displays for 2019’s iPhones. Why? People were turned off by the cost of the iPhone X.
Can the “Unbreakable Panel” keep Samsung’s Super AMOLED screens safe?
For the longest time, smartphone makers have used glass to protect the underlying display from damage. Could plastic be the future?
Most people will have to live with the iPhone 9’s thicker bezels
It’s expected to replace the design that’s been on the iPhone 8, 7 and others before with an iPhone X-like approach, but with some compromise.
Apple turns to one supplier for thin backlight for iPhone 9
Sources say that this thin backlight is all for the sake of a thinner bezel line though whether or not it will have a thin bezel is up to other factors.
LCD iPhone and iPhone X sequels may get up to six colors total
The affordable 6.1-inch iPhone may launch with four or five colors at launch while the most premium 6.5-inch version may go for the gold.
Kuo: LCD iPhone is not late, but look for new MacBook Air and iPad Pro with Face ID
Famous (or infamous) Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo is back at a new investment firm and is tackling some predictions on what the company has to offer soon.
Galaxy S10, LG G8 may get bone conduction technology to kill the notch
Both Samsung and LG have display divisions working on bone conduction audio passthrough for upcoming smartphones in 2019.
The fight for Lytro and the flight of Huawei | #PNWeekly 297
On this week’s show: Google is the favorite in the market to buy out light field camera maker Lytro while Huawei is said to be taking a slugging in the US.
Foldable smartphones
Qualcomm tells of foldable phone struggles
Research and development has been happening for a long time, but foldable displays still aren’t at the stage where they can survive three years of the bends.
Korean sources see 150 million LCD iPhones produced this year
Only 50 million OLED displays will supposedly be ordered for this year’s most premium iPhones coming in September. But this view comes in conflict with another from this week.
LG G7’s LCD display seen as a cost-cutting move
The use of an LCD as opposed to an OLED panel may cut down on costs, but will it reflect on the LG G7’s consumer price tag?
LG Display wins in earnings, LG phones losing out
But even with that red ink, LG’s mobile communications unit has been improving with the whole of LG Electronics. There’s also downward pressure on displays.
Pricier iPhones, poorer schools? State governments fall over Apple, Foxconn with tax relief for jobs
The iPhone 8 is expected to cost $1,000 from the get-go. Imagine if it were made in the US? Factories and jobs are expensive. Is the answer tax breaks?
Apparently, Samsung is only revving up its iPhone 8 OLED production just now
Will its production lines millions upon millions of displays to Apple’s liking for use in the iPhone 8 starting from this fall?
Reuters: Foxconn ready to break ground on US plant this year
The largest electronics ODM in the world may have shovels in the soil later this year. Donald Trump’s agenda on manufacturing would get a step up.
Foxconn earnings fall as Chinese regulators greenlight Sharp buyout
As goes Apple, so goes Foxconn. But with Infinite Loop’s software and services revenues insulated from straight-up hardware sales, it’s a big slope.
Foxconn investing $1.8 billion for Sharp OLED panels by 2019
The Taiwanese iPhone assembler plans on injecting nearly $2 billion into Sharp to help it produce OLED screens for a future iPhone.