The next Xperia flagship could sport OLED panels made by LG
Sony is set to release a new premium smartphone, the Xperia XZ Pro, at MWC. There have been rumors of an upcoming 18:9 bezel-less smartphone—one that would be the first of its kind by the Japanese electronics giant. That device is also likely to feature an OLED panel, also the first of its kind, as Sony has stuck to LCD displays until now. According to reports, the company will use LG OLED panels moving forwards.
Samsung and LG are the two biggest OLED producers in the world, so it's always been a case of one or the other here. Sony already uses LG OLED panels for its own TVs, though, which makes this something of a no-brainer.
While LG's OLED TV displays are debatably the best on the market, Samsung has an edge in the smartphone space. LG displays, as seen on flagships like the Pixel 2 XL and LG V30, all suffered from multiple issues, whereas devices with Samsung panels (Samsung flagships, the iPhone X) were all hailed for having impeccable displays. That said, one can only hope LG fixes its issues this year, as it would be a shame if a repeat of the Pixel 2 XL woes were to occur on the potential Sony flagship.