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Sony Could Be the First Major Company to Market with “Quantum Dots” Displays

April 29, 2013 - Written By Lucian Armasu

In my previous article about Sony’s Honami flagship, I noticed that the so called “Triluminos” display and the technology behind it, sounded very familiar to the “quantum dots” displays we heard about a couple of years ago, only to never hear about them again.

It seems Sony’s Honami display will be one of the first commercially available quantum dots displays, which should provide tough competition to Samsung’s Super AMOLED and HTC’s Super LCD’s displays, by the end of the year. The quantum dots displays should be somewhere between Super AMOLED and HTC’s SLCD in terms of color contrast, but unlike Super AMOLED (which has gotten better, but not quite) colors should look a lot more natural and more accurate.

During the interview, the heads of Sony Philippines likewise confirmed that Triluminos display will definitely come to the Sony Xperia smartphone line. This is cool because, as of writing, Sony is still using TFT panel even in its top of the line handset releases, including Sony Xperia Z. Triluminos will be the Japanese company’s answer to display technologies being offered by other companies like Retina Display and SuperAMOLED.

Sony is not the only one working on quantum dots technology, though. Samsung has also been working on this, along with Nanosys, a small company and a pioneer for this type of technology, but it remains to be seen if Samsung will put a lot of focus on it. Right now, Samsung believes Super AMOLED is their future, especially with new flexible displays coming up (only possible with OLED-type displays). They will most likely charge ahead with it, and continue to improve it, to be even more competitive with latest IPS/IGZO displays and the quantum dots displays, while keeping investing in quantum dots technology, just in case it turns out to be the next big thing.

As mentioned, we’ll probably get a chance to see one of these displays for the very first time in the upcoming Sony Honami flagship smartphone, sometime this fall, after the IFA event. This display coupled with a 20 MP pixel-binning camera, and a Qualcomm S800 processor, should make this a very interesting phone this year.

[Via PhoneArena]