A breakthrough in OLED Manufacturing technology could see OLED screens returning to the Playstation Vita.
it was an odd move that they removed it in the first place. Most reviews for the first gen vita pointed out that the OLEd screen was awesome and it is awesome..but could do with being a higher resolution. I know sony did it to save money but cut backs should effect the quality of the device
it was an unexpected move for sony. its like the ps3 with the ps2 support all over again where the first gen model has become more highly sought after because it is better than all the newer models.
As long as they keep it cheap. More Vitas in the hands of owners is a good thing.
The newer models are better at certain things though. The slim PS3 (not super slim, though maybe that one too, not sure) PS3 was much quieter than the first and second fat models and they have a lower chance of having hardware problems. The newer models aren't backwards compatible, though. The new Vita model has a better battery life, it's lighter, and the ergonomics are a bit better (I mean the finger rest on the back is bigger which is good for games that require it since you can more easily rest your fingers on the back without touching the touchpad), at the cost of the screen.
Yeah I hope they do a 3000-model with OLED and IP58 and an Xperia camera, etc. Keep the 2000 model for the budget buyers, and go out with a bang.
Exactly, I love my original OLED Vita, and my backwards compatible phat PS3
Unexpected news: Sony surprising us again!
I doubt we would see it anytime soon, maybe in the next revision.
I hope so. I know i'll have to replace my OLED Vita eventually, but i really don't want the LCD models. I'm far too adjusted to the OLED screen. The difference is staggering to me.
I hear ya
Judging by peoples reaction's. Slim does seem to have a poor LCD. But I actually hope that the next one would have a better LCD instead of having Samsung's AMOLED. AMOLED or the so called OLED for vita is ugly in my eyes. Though I am a little colour blind, the AMOLED just spits out these weird colours.
Yeah. After tasted OLED Vita, my feeling for LCD never the same again. It's like when i replaced my CRT TV with HDTV. You never look back again.
the vibrant colors are enough to make anyone fall in love with it. it was a shocker of a move by sony really so it would be awesome to see it return. when ps4 games look just as nice on a high end 1080p tv as they do on a low resolution oled screen you know they did something right by picking oled. it sucks they removed it
That's why I bought 3 ps vitas with the oled screens. One for the wife. Two for me.
I'm with you! Had an option to get the new model from Japan, but decided to get it locally here in Europe just for the screen. Not a fan of LCD, always been a plasma/dlp projector/oled dude :)
Im the same i absolutely love OLED! it seems to make everything look amazing! it gives off better colors than a lot of high end TVs. The original vita screens do tend to have a weird bubble effect when the screen is black though but it isnt that big of a deal
Good, because I adore the screens on the original Vita.
So OLED might return to the Vita? And they got all that info without any comment from Sony. Just because it's there doesn't mean they are going to start stuffing it into Vitas again. A cheap OLED might still cost more than the current Vita screen.
It would be nice to get a 1080p OLED screen and an upscaler chip. With phone screens advancing so rapidly it really doesn't make sense why they switched to LED in the first place.
yup especially seeing that it hasn't dropped in price
id say it would work out decent enough too since its a small screen. upscaling on a 40inch tv doesnt work but it would make sense on a small 5 inch screen. doesnt sound like something that will ever happen but it is an awesome idea
I'm sorry no I can't bare this, no more upscaling I've had enough of that with the ps3 and 360. We already have sub resolution games on the vita, I don't want to have a resolution that is 3 times that and start seeing blurry images again. The resolution is fine in terms of ppi. I think 1080 on phones is overkill as it is. Please don't say that the screen is too small to notice sub resolution because it aint!!!!
I hear that, you can definitely see a difference on games using sub native resolution on vita compared to full resolution. The additional blurriness from putting in a 1080p screen would be ugly. Having text in game look like its been smeared in vasoline is very unappealing. Bad upscaling is one reason I can't go back to PSP titles on vita. The resolution on vita is fine as long as its native.
Let's hope the new OLED will not be like Samsungs AMOLED and give us over satuated colours.
I don't know who disagreed with you but I agree. My S4 is way too oversaturated, I had to get a mod to add a red tint to it to make my eyes not hurt sometimes.
For those who's first taste of OLED is on the Vita, it might be good simply because it's 'different', but different doesn't mean better. For one the Vita OLED is a gen 1 Samsung panel, there's a reason why Samsung was quick to switch over to Super AMOLED upon Galaxy S2. It's easy to see how whacked the current panel is by looking at the ports Vita has, first thing that's immediate is the inability to render reds, everything is Orange instead. And notorious is the grey-scale shifting dramatically when ever you increase brightness. Although not for the wider-audience, if anyone has ever the oppurtunity to try Sony manufactured OLED mostly in camera products, the difference is quite stark, you'll know what I mean.
That is great news! all of those people defending LCD screens over OLED were crazy!
I want an OLED Monitor
sony had one before it was like 15 inches and cost $2500. Maybe this new print technology will help us get oled monitors though. it would make gaming pretty awesome!
It may be like what happened with the PSP. The 2000 model wasn't that well made but Sony made up with it with the 3000 model which was an awesome piece of hardware. The new slim Vita is like the 2000 model PSP. It was made cheap for new adopters that weren't necessarily interested in the handheld. The original Vita are for gamers who want the tech while this is to entice those 3DS owners who don't care for tech.
I doubt Sony will make a move anytime soon introducing a 3rd iteration of Vita with the return of that new type of OLED screen. It'll be at least a couple of years from now. I really like the improvements in the 2000 model (apart from the screen, of course). Yes, it'd be dreamy to get those new improvements to a possible 3000 model with the comeback of the OLED screen. But, it seems as though Sony made a dumb move but not investigating enough for solutions of maintaining the OLED screen. I guess, they had an awful example of the mainstream smartphone gamers, who don't care about what kind of specs they have in their phones. And THAT was a really dumb move, which still I justify, judging by the pressure of VITA's low sales.. Life's about choices and Sony made the wrong one. So, if they don't want their 2000 model to fail, they won't admit anything. It's sad, really. VITA should have been the King of the portable console market, judging by its quality and possibilities, which have been proven a long time ago.
Hmmm let's take away the OLED, sell it, then bring it back.. Would kind of make Sony look like they can't make up their mind, in my opinion.