LG Report Claims That 2020 iPhone Models To Use OLED Display Panels From Samsung
Samsung Display is said to be the sole supplier of the 2020 Apple iPhone line-up that will feature an on-cell touch OLED panel, which is known as a Y-OCTA’ technology and is supplied to Samsung Electronics for its own smartphones. LG Display will supply film touch method-based OLED panels.
As per the information shared by Korean news site ETNews, it is comprehended that Samsung Display will be the sole supplier of 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED panels. To be clear, it will supply on-cell touch flexible OLED panels. This denotes that Chinese panel producer BOE will not be a supplier of OLED panels to Apple for iPhones aside from Samsung and LG.
“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,” as cited by the news site.
The 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch new iPhone models which are to be released by 2020 are expected to be applied with three different sizes of OLED panels. Samsung OLED panels also have touch function built-in.
A representative from the industry remarked that even though Apple had been sticking with film touch method since its first iPhone, Samsung Display has succeeded in drawing a change from Apple by actively promoting Y-OCTA technology to Apple. He further stated news has been floating about Samsung Display with shocking terms in order to obtain an order from Apple.
In order to stabilize supply and demand, Apple has also chosen LG Display to be a supplier of a 6.1-inch film touch method-based OLED panel. Other media reports claimed that that the Cupertino-based tech giant was aggressively testing BOE’s flexible OLED displays to cut costs and reduce the dependency of South Korean players.
Founded in Beijing in 1993, BOE is one of the world’s largest display makers, supplying screens for smartphones, TVs, and other electronic devices and home appliances.