Amid rumours about a new OnePlus smartphone in the pipeline, the company's co-founder Carl Pei clarified an interesting detail that shuts some speculations about the upcoming phone. In a clear-cut tweet on Thursday, Pei said that the company has no plans to move away from Optic AMOLED displays.
This confirmed piece of information clears two things; first being the upcoming smartphone, reportedly referred to as OnePlus 3S or OnePlus 3 Plus, might feature an Optic AMOLED display instead of an LCD panel. The second clarification is, although indirect, clears the air around the company's supply shortage of AMOLED panels.
Pei has dropped several hints such as "AMOLED>LCD" and "Optic AMOLED>regular AMOLED". It would be odd to see the company switch to LCD panels after openly disregarding it over Optic AMOLED. But maintaining that high standard comes at a price for OnePlus.
Due to high demand for AMOLED panels in 2016, the company is experiencing a month-long delay between OnePlus 3 orders and shipments.
Gizmo China had reported earlier this week that due to the shortage in supply for the AMOLED displays, OnePlus decided to discontinue the OnePlus 3 and launch a refreshed model featuring an LCD panel. This would mean a downgrade with the loss of colour vibrancy and saturation, but the report stated that the company would compensate by upgrading the chipset from Snapdragon 820 to SD821.
Pei also elaborated on improving Optic AMOLED with tuning and smaller modifications.
On the OP3, we started with tuning and smaller modifications. R&D is actively working to improve Optic AMOLED over future generations.— Carl Pei (@getpeid) October 13, 2016