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Goodix says mass production of LCD optical under-display fingerprint scanners will happen in 2020

Fingerprint scanners have really taken off in the past few years. What was once limited to only a few select smartphones, is now available on practically every smartphone. The technology behind the sensor has also improved and changed, with the newest trend being the inclusion of under-display fingerprint sensors. These under-display/in-display fingerprint sensors were found...

LCDs with in-display fingerprint scanners will bring the tech to budget phones

Smartphones are always progressing. Years ago, it was crazy to think that a budget smartphone could have a fingerprint scanner. Since then, the proliferation of the fingerprint scanner has made it so that it is ubiquitous even in the sub-$200 market. The next evolution of it is the in-display fingerprint scanner, which removes the need...

Moto Z3 Play and Moto G6 Play arrive as Amazon Prime exclusives with discounted prices

Amazon is constantly looking for additional perks to entice customers to sign up for their Prime membership service. One of the more recent benefits came in the form of the Amazon Prime Exclusive program where you could purchase Android smartphones for less than retail price. This originally meant that you would be shown ads on...

LG G7 ThinQ Mini Review: A Great Camera and Beautiful Design Still Can’t Help LG Stand Out

The LG G7 ThinQ is the company’s first big flagship phone for 2018. In theory, the G series is supposed to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S9, but LG hasn’t had much luck in recent years. The company even talked about slowing down their phone release cycle. Despite the doom and gloom, the LG G7...

Blackberry KEY2 announced with 4.5″ screen and backlit hardware keyboard

Blackberry is certainly no longer the mobile giant it once was, but it's still a player in the global smartphone market. The Blackberry KEY2 is the successor to the Blackberry KEYone and has just been announced. The device boasts some interesting specifications including a 4.5-inch screen and backlit hardware keyboard, just like its predecessor. People may...

LG will only use OLED displays for its V series of smartphones

The LG G7 ThinQ was announced on May 2nd with a M+ LCD panel. This fact was surprising to many users, as the LG V30 and the V30S ThinQ both had an OLED display. Now, LG has explained to AndroidHeadlines that the company wants to reserve OLED panels for its "more innovative" V series of smartphones. According to LG,...

LG G7 ThinQ Hands-on: Improvements where it matters

By all accounts, the LG G7 ThinQ has had a troubled history. The Korean company's mobile division intended to launch the flagship at Mobile World Congress 2018 in March, reportedly, but put the breaks on plans after LG chief Jo Seong-jin ordered the team to "[start] from scratch" and find a "strong[er] selling point". For a...

The LG G7 ThinQ is official: here are the specifications

After months of rumors and leaks, LG officially announced the LG G7 ThinQ today. The phone is the successor to last year's LG G6. It has a refreshed design, a display notch, the latest-generation system-on-chip (in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845), and a new dual camera setup. The ThinQ branding for the phone follows...

Smartphone Display Technologies and Terminology Explained: OLED, LCD, Strengths & Weaknesses

In light of recent conversations about smartphone displays, it’s important to take a step back and consider all the terms we keep reading about in context. Phones like the Google Pixel 2 XL have been criticized for their displays, but on the other hand, consumers have generally praised OLED panels. With such a robust ecosystem,...

Report: LG to Start Producing Small and Medium-sized OLED Panels This Year

LG Display's OLED panels are quite popular within the TV industry. The company has been manufacturing their big panels and selling their OLED TVs for quite some time and many people really enjoy what they've been able to achieve for the price. In the smartphone space though, LG is known for their LCD panels and...

OLED Panel Adoption in Smartphones Expected to Surpass LCD Panels by 2018

LG Display's Senior Vice President and CTO Mr. Kang In-byeong expects OLED panel adoption in smartphones to surpass adoption of LCD panels by as early as 2018. According to him, OLED panels made up 27% share of the display panels used in smartphones in 2014, while TFT-LCD panels occupied a dominant 73%. In contrast, the proportion...

Samsung is Finalizing a Deal to Invest $2 Billion in Vietnam for OLED Production

It's become clear that Samsung is going all in on OLED production lately. They've shut down multiple LCD production facilities and have increased their output of OLED panels over the last few years. Samsung has invested so much into OLED production that they've been even been able to bring down the price and actually make...