Prices on the bar for budget smartphones increased by more than 50%
Research firm WitsView reports that prices for panels for smartphones with a diagonal of 4 and 4.5 inches resolution WVGA and FWVGA recently increased by more than 50%.
Such a sharp price increase is due to the fact that manufacturers budget panels curtail production or planning to discontinue their production in the foreseeable future. As a result of decreased volumes of supply of these components for smartphones in the budget category.
In addition, some smartphone manufacturers have switched to the category of budget and mid-price solutions due to not as high as expected, demand for premium models. That has also led to increase in demand and prices on the budget panel.
Leading suppliers of screen resolution is WVGA and FWVGA smartphones are HannStar Display Century Technology and InfoVision Optoelectronics.