Google/Motorola Mobility Display a Bright Efficient Future

Research News

Austin, Texas - 15 Oct 2013

ABI Research reports the display found in the Moto X from Motorola Mobility, a Google company, has the best performance observed in a mobile display to date. The Moto X is the latest offering from Motorola Mobility and one of the first since being purchased by Google. The phone features a unique always-on voice command system that has drawn a lot of attention but a second marvel exists that is very easily seen but not observed: Moto X’s AMOLED display, which draws just 92mA during bright conditions and 68mA while dim. Battery life has long since been dictated by display technology—the display current could be as high as 700mA under bright conditions just a few years ago. LCD based displays have been evolving too but not quite matching the AMOLED displays performance.

Jim Mielke, VP of engineering at ABI Research comments: “This level of performance is so significantly improved that other factors are more likely to govern battery life now. Automatic dimming and short idle periods before turning off the display will be less crucial and may even be features that fade away from all handsets soon.”

Samsung, the largest handset manufacturer in the world has been doing many things right and AMOLED advocate is one of them. Samsung has been both the largest manufacturer and customer of AMOLED displays for the past three years.

These findings are part of ABI Research’s Teardown Services.

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