OLEDNet posted an interesting article saying that Gionee's upcoming GN9005 ultra-slim smartphone uses a 4.8" HD AMOLED Panel (306 PPI) made by AU Optronics. OLEDNet says that the fact that this panel is called "AMOLED" and not "Super AMOLED" like SDC's panels is a hint, and in addition, it is a low-performance panel compared to the SDC-made 5" FHD 441 PPI panel Gionee used in their previous phone (the Elife S5.5).

I'm not sure I'm convinced - this panel could still be made by SDC, even if it does not specifically use the Super AMOLED brand (this is up to Gionee I believe to decide). But OLEDNet says that according to their information, AUO started supplying AMOLED Panels to a Chinese maker last month.

The last official OLED statement from AUO came in May 2014, when the company updated that it is sampling mobile phone panels and have provided samples to Chinese phones makers. But the company was not mass producing panels at the time. The did say they aim to start production (the capacity will not be very large in any case) in Q2 or Q3 2014. But then again, AUO has been promising AMOLED mass production for years now, so I'll believe it when I see it...

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