Sony Xperia with AMOLED display on the cards

Sony Xperia with AMOLED display on the cardsSony hasn’t been doing too badly since severing Ericsson and going it alone (er, Xperia S display problems aside).

We’ve seen a handful of decent handsets over the past few months, including the manufacturer’s first dual-core effort, and now we’re hearing that Sony is about to go AMOLED.

As you’re possibly aware, Sony has favoured displays of the liquid crystal (LCD) variety to date, however now it’s said to be embracing active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes (AMOLED).

The news comes via China Times, which reports that the displays will be churned out by AU Optronics Corporation.

According to Wikipedia, AUO has been kicking around since 2001, following “the merger of Acer Display Technology… and Unipac Optoelectronics Corporation by BenQ Electronics.” ‘Citing.

The only other detail we have about this Sony Xperia AMOLED handset is that the display will be 4.3in diagonally, which is of course the same size as the Xperia S. And presumably it'll run Android. What else?

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 8, 2012 at 12:21

How do we know that "Sony hasn't been doing badly"?
With HTC's One series out and the SGSIII imminent I really cannot see the Xperia S doing all that well. It has THOSE softkeys, it's bulky compared to the more powerful One X and S...
In my backyard dozens were on resale within hours of launch... Put it side by side with the arguably better and sleeker One s which is the same price here and you'll know why.
I don't think Sony 'get' it to be blunt, and I think it's time they joined the 3rd eco system. you know - let Micro$oft pay for advertising of a single core sony WP handset ;)
The Sony Xperia S is what the arc should have been a year ago...and even so, the sGs2 and Sensation would have kicked it's butt. Dangerous times.

Jim988  Apr. 8, 2012 at 12:23

Anyone else seen the xperia GB UI overlay and think it's horrible?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 8, 2012 at 12:34

Jim988
I had the Sony Xperia for a few days upon launch, and I thought the new UI was a tad more subtle than the earlier attempts. Tbh, I prefer it over Samsung's TouchWiz, but vanilla ICS or Sense 4 are preferrable inho.

Pondlife  Apr. 8, 2012 at 13:44

The xperia S is cheaper than the One S here at least though, prefer the styling of the Arc S though, not as ugly in the hand as it looks in pictures though.
GB overlay shouldn't be much of a worry, I'd go for beta ICS straight away regardless.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 8, 2012 at 18:33

pondlife? bout of tourette's? or just shy?

Pondlife  Apr. 8, 2012 at 18:50

pondlife? bout of tourette's? or just shy?

Nah I meant to edit the previous post but quoted it instead. Ooops

Pondlife  Apr. 8, 2012 at 18:53

This could push the price of the current one down faster.
Trying to work out what level I'd be unable to resist one despite the silly transparent bit and the annoying advert with the 8 year old.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 9, 2012 at 12:43

So, back to my original point: not doing too badly?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sony-Fires-10-000-People-Reduces-Bonuses-263521.shtml

Firing 10,000 staff and cutting bonuses...

Pondlife  Apr. 9, 2012 at 12:58

Well that's company wide, hate reports like that where they don't give figures for how many they employ to keep it in perspective. Guessing anyone who worked on the P tablet will be gone.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 9, 2012 at 13:04

Well that's company wide, hate reports like that where they don't give figures for how many they employ to keep it in perspective. Guessing anyone who worked on the P tablet will be gone.
True... the P is quite the disaster, indeed. (not that the S is actually selling, but stores actually have stock, in case...you know, someone goes nuts).
But you are right. And of course, the separartion from Ericsson was bound to lead to "streamlining"...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 9, 2012 at 13:24

Of course, to be fair, Sony was also affected big-time by last year's tsunami and the Fukushima meltdown...

Pondlife  Apr. 9, 2012 at 13:26

If the S had hdmi.... Mind you if the P had screens that went right to joining edges..
Wondering if they got away with not counting those at ericsson tbh.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 10, 2012 at 02:57

If the S had hdmi.... Mind you if the P had screens that went right to joining edges..
Wondering if they got away with not counting those at ericsson tbh.

I think they did, because they weren't phones they were tablets.

Pondlife  Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:15

If the S had hdmi.... Mind you if the P had screens that went right to joining edges..
Wondering if they got away with not counting those at ericsson tbh.

I think they did, because they weren't phones they were tablets.

I wasn't clear.
I meant got away with not counting the staff (if any) that they didn't keep when dumping the ericsson part of the brand. That bit was in repy to Jan's streamlining comment.

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