Samsung display is all set to be the sole supplier of the 2020 iPhone line-up for 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED display panels. These future Apple iPhones of the year 2020 will come with display technology that Samsung Displays supplies to Samsung Electronics for their own line of smartphones including Samsung’s on-cell touch OLED panel. Called aY-Octa technology, this method will be used in iPhone displays being manufactured from 2020. While LG is all set to give film touch method-based OLED panels to Apple.
News is that Apple was looking for 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays for its future phones produced in 2020. So in came Samsung and LG. According to speculations, Samsung display will be the only supplier of on-cell touch flexible OLED panels of 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch.
A South Korean news site ETNews said, “It is expected that the OLED material for next-generation iPhones will also be coming from South Korean display manufacturers. It is understood that Samsung Display and LG Display will supply their OLED displays to Apple for its new iPhone model that is expected to be released in the fall of 2020. While there is a high chance that BOE, which had drawn many interests, will suffer a sad defeat, South Korean display manufacturers will continue to enjoy being the sole OLED suppliers of Apple. This news confirms once again that South Korea is far ahead of China when it comes to mobile display.”
This means that Apple is looking for better display technology available through Samsung Display for its new phones, which are predicted to be released in fall 2020. Rumours also suggest that Apple is working on a 5G network compatible phone that might be launched next year.
Samsung’s on-cell OLED panel does not need a separate film, leading to a thinner display and reduced production prices. Because of the advantage of the on-cell touch OLED panel along with the fact that Samsung Display is the only company in the world who can mass produce the on-cell touch OLED panels, has brought Apple to them for 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED panels.
Meanwhile, 6.1-inch OLED panels will be supplied by both Samsung Displays and LG as 6.1-inch OLED panel will be based on film touch method instead of the on-touch OLED. In this case, Apple will be another smartphone company that will be paying Samsung to use one of its parts. Overall, this will also increase Samsung’s global revenue.
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