Sony Xperia smartphones could pack LG OLED in the future

As we have been saying in recent weeks, keep an eye out for Sony and its 2018 smartphones, even if they are in the shadow of Samsung, Apple and Huawei. Not only is a major design evolution in the works for the Japanese smartphone firm, there may also be a change in display technology. Future high-end Xperia smartphones may be equipped with LG’s OLED panels.

For a long time, Sony Mobile stuck to old habits. The OmniBalance design introduced years ago, for example, is getting longer on the tooth. The fact that Sony’s competition in the smartphone world is getting more out of its image sensors than it can, was only slightly offset last year by the exclusivity of the Motion Eye Sensor for the high-end models of the smartphone. company. As with the old Sony traditions mentioned above, the intention this year is to look ahead and focus on displays with OLED technology. At least that’s what a report from Business Korea says, which in turn quotes a representative from LG Display.

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Compared to the Galaxy S8 (right), the Xperia XZ Premium (left) looks like yesterday’s tech. / NextPit

According to the report, Sony is not only looking for a reliable OLED panel manufacturer, but also looking for flexible solutions. LG Display produces such panels, plus Bravia TVs already have a good cooperation with the Japanese manufacturer. So why not use LG OLED displays for Xperia? smartphones in the future? It has not been confirmed whether Sony Mobile is looking for flexible displays or will launch a folding smartphone on the market in 2018. Surely Sony engineers are already working on concepts, but a folding Xperia smartphone in 2018 could be too radical for the Japanese company.

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What you think? Will we see the Sony Xperia XZ Pro with an OLED screen at MWC 2018, or will these LG Display panels only be seen at Sony in the second half of the year or later? What else do you want from the future Sony? smartphones missing from the current smartphones of the Japanese manufacturer? Let us know in the comments below!

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