Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Plastic OLEDs in the Pixel 6 Pro

A recent leak of a spec sheet for Google’s Pixel 6 has stirred up concerns about the use of POLED displays in the new flagship phones, but experts say users don’t need to worry.

Well known leaker Jon Prosser has shared a leaked spec sheet for both the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Among these specs were their screen sizes, camera setups, and the types of displays that they would use. While the specs look great, one notable detail about the Pixel 6 Pro is it will use a plastic OLED (POLED) display. This inclusion has led to some concerns that the phone will follow in the footsteps of the Pixel 2 XL, which experienced a multitude of display-related issues upon release.

“A plastic-OLED is basically an OLED made on a plastic substrate, which enables it to be flexible. In fact, all flexible OLEDs today are made on plastic substrates—the ones used by all of Apple’s iPhones and the Watch, in all high-end smartphones by Samsung, and others,” Ron Mertens, an expert in material technology like OLED and MicroLED, told Lifewire in an email. 

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