Samsung’s flagship smartphones are always heavily praised for it’s display quality. The Super AMOLED display found on the Galaxy S8 is easily the best one found on the market today. A new report from the Korean media suggests that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones will utilise Y-OCTA panels.
The advantage of Y-OCTA panels is that it comes with an integrated touch module along with the display panel. Therefore the company need not bother getting separate parts from different manufacturers to detect touch points. While TSP(Touch Screen Panel) was needed to implement the touch functionality into OLED display panels, the Y-OCTA display panels do not need any such extra process.
Also, the production cost is approximately 30% lesser and the display is significantly thinner and lighter.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which is set to come out next month will however not get the Y-OCTA panels. It is interesting to note that Samsung went with the Y-OCTA display panels on the Galaxy S8 while the Galaxy S8 Plus used the regular film-type touch. This was due to lack of facilities for the production of the new display technology. However, both the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus will debut with the Y-OCTA panels.
While this is great news, it also means that a lot of manufacturers will incur huge losses due to this. TSP manufacturers who supply Samsung with the necessary products will face a huge reduction in their orders and this may even mean a lose of business opportunities for some manufacturers.