Jan 16, 2017: Sony seems to have decided to join the OLED bandwagon, as it is shifting to OLED displays from 2018. The company will first start using OLED displays for its next generation flagship devices and not with its entire smartphone line.
It is reported that Sony has decided to drop its old LCD panels for its flagship smartphones, and instead use the more superior OLED technology. However, the shift will take place slowly, and it will launch its flagship devices with OLED displays from 2018.
Other Android phone manufacturers like Samsung and LG have already started using OLED displays for quite a while now. Reports also claim that Sony may not get OLED supply from Samsung Display, but from LG Display or Japan Display.
OLED technology is significantly better than LED or LCD displays as the pixels of OLED display can produce its own light. These self illuminating pixels produce dynamic contrast as compared to LED or LCD displays that depend on LEDs to supply the light.
Sony has already started using OLED displays in its television. Its first OLED TV—A1 Series—was released at CES 2017.