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Future Xperia Android devices to use OLED displays

Sony Xperia X Performance Android smartphone, its successors could feature OLED displays soon
Sony Xperia X Performance
Although the company's phone sales are no longer as high as they used to be, Sony seems to have plans for the future and insiders familiar with this matter claim that the Xperia devices would soon get OLED displays.

While other big names in the industry did not forget to come up with a few new handsets at CES 2017, it seems that Sony has decided to introduce new Xperia smartphones next month, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. At CES, Sony had on display various audio/video devices, including the Android TV-driven  4K HDR OLED TVs, Extra Bass wireless headphones and speakers, as well as new Compact Sound Bars.

While Sony has been busy with the Nougat updates for its existing handsets, a few new ones have been rumored to show up for a while now. However, it looks like the next generation will not make the move to OLED panels yet. According to Japanese website Nikkan, the introduction of this technology in the design of the Xperia lineup is expected to happen next year, and maybe as late as 2019.

For now, only Samsung, LG, and JDI are making OLED displays. If Sony does not set up its own OLED manufacturing facilities, the company should choose a partner to work with. In the meantime, while HTC and the others begin to drop the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack, Sony decides to keep it. Definitely a smart move for the time being, but its impact in the long run remains to be seen. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-14 (Update: 2017-01-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.