The next generation of the iPhone could have a new screen with touch sensors directly integrated into the display cells. Advantage for the user: being able to have an even thinner smartphone with a notch which has the distinction of offering a wider viewing angle and improved brightness.
Until now, the screen of a smartphone is equipped with several superimposed layers to cohabit several technologies (TFT, touch sensors, LCD and olophobic). As soon as these layers are assembled, the screen ultimately has a certain thickness which has a direct impact on the design of smartphones. Under pressure from smartphone manufacturers, leading screen designers have been studying screen thicknesses for years, trying to develop new technology without one of these layers. And it’s now done since we learn from the site Digitimes that the manufacturers Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display would have succeeded develop a new screen which would have the characteristic of doing without the layer equipped only with tactile sensors. In fact, this new screen now has a TFT layer that combines transistors and touch sensors. In the end, the screen gains in finesse, provides a wider viewing angle and improved brightness. This development is also appreciable for the two screen manufacturers who will save money in terms of production costs. Still according to the same source, Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display have indicated that they have completed the quality tests around this new technology and are set to mass produce this new type of screen imminently. A production schedule that could perfectly coincide with the launch of the next generation of the iPhone whose launch should take place around the month of October.
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