Smartphone trends such as increased screen sizes are presenting both big challenges and opportunities for panel makers.
Smartphones continue to offer more functions and thus need larger screens. Therefore, 4.5-inch screens are expected to become the mainstream size for smartphones in order to meet consumer demand, according to executives from ZTE and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT).
Panel makers need to keep up with trends for decreasing panel weight, improved aesthetics, increasing ppi and lower power consumption. These requirements are huge challenges for panel makers to keep up with, but if executed successfully there will be no shortage of business opportunities, commented market watchers.