A new record is set by TCL Huaxing, the company’s latest announcement is of the world’s first LTPO 88-degree waterfall display. A lot of smartphone manufacturers have devices with waterfall displays, like Samsung, and Huawei. Some chose to stick with a moderate waterfall display, while others like Huawei go all out.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a waterfall display that displaces the power button and eliminates the volume rocker keys. The Mate 30 Pro waterfall display is quite similar to that of the new TCL LTPO 88-degree waterfall display. Both displays have an edge curvature of 88-degrees, this makes the side bezels phase into the back when viewed from the front.
The major difference between Huawei’s 88-degree waterfall screen design and that of TCL Huaxing is the display type. The new TCL 88-degree flexes an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display panel which is the first in the world. On the other hand, Huawei’s 88-degree waterfall display uses an OLED panel. The major difference between these two panels is seen in battery consumption. Devices using LTPO technology consume less battery while dynamically switching refresh rates.
Another difference with the TCL Huaxing new waterfall screen is that it makes use of WQHD (wide quad HD). Other available waterfall screens use a QHD screen. The wide nature of this display enables the screen to adopt hyperboloid technology. This simply means that the display curves at all four edges, which helps optimize the symmetry of the screen.
Long before the release of this WQHD LTPO waterfall display by TCL, leaks had it that a quad waterfall display was in the work. This is a groundbreaking technological advancement in the field of smartphone screen displays. We expect other smartphone manufacturers to adopt this technology with their coming waterfall display devices.