OLED vs. LCD. Feel the Difference

by MacHelpAdmin

Apple finally has presented the newest version of their popular device. iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone with an OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology. Could users’ expectations be awarded after the final release? Probably. What do we need to know about this screen?

The LCD (liquid crystal display) technology is not the latest anymore. However, the previous versions of iPhones have their screens built on this technology. How does it work? The size of a panel is bigger than a screen itself. This panel was producing a constant white light anytime the screen was on. Many additional details controlled the light in order to produce an image on your screen. This technology was very popular for almost two decades, but the progress hasn’t stopped. And now, here comes the OLED.

OLED provides the backlight in another way. There are many pixels with a tiny amount of organic material to produce this light directly. Moreover, your phone’s screen will be able to control brightness at a per-pixel level.

OLED and its advantages

You may know that the display consumes a lot of energy in order to keep a backlight. That is why Apple wants to avoid this, so their iPhones would be more power-efficient and this what their users want.

However, this is not the only advantage of the progressive technology. By removing this backlight, the display module can be thinner. For many smartphones, it is always an important detail.

In terms of the image, OLED technology has bigger number of vibrant colors, better in reproducing of black and white; it gives more benefits over LCD.

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Did they use OLED before?

Apple is not the first one, who tried to use OLED. These screens became popular few years ago, especially in phones produced by LG or Samsung. This technology also came to TV screens. Nowadays, it is used in many fitness bands, dashboards, as well as in the Apple Watch.

Is this technology hard to launch?

In order to launch an OLED for all devices, the production of such screens must contain no problems. That is why Apple had some issues with that technology. Simply, they wanted to be sure that their partners are capable enough to create such OLED panels. Nowadays, only Samsung can provide OLED display production, and it makes them be a single supplier.

Nevertheless, Apple is ready to launch this technology widely, including the iPhone X and all future devices.