NPD DisplaySearch finds in the past two years, global smartphone display shipments have increased by 120% due to growing sales of larger, higher resolution displays. Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 models, with 960/1136 × 640 resolutions and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and S4 models, with HD (1270 × 720) and FHD (1920 × 1080) resolutions, are leading the overall growth of smartphone display shipments. 3.5 Inch is no more a leading display size, the 4.1 Inch and bigger displays account for nearly half of all smartphone displays shipped this year, as per NPD DisplaySearch.
”Screen sizes are growing, and resolution is increasing, driving growth in the smartphone display market,” said Hiroshi Hayase, Vice President of Small/Medium Displays at NPD DisplaySearch. “We can expect still more expansion of displays over 5” in the coming quarters, due to the increasing global penetration of the Galaxy S4.”
Figure 1: Smartphone FPD Shipment Share by Aspect and Resolution
Source: NPD DisplaySearch 2013 Smartphone and Tablet PC FPD Roadmap Report