iPhone 8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones in the world this year. The next generation iPhone has always been the subject of endless rumors and it appears that there is no exception this year. Rumors about the next iPhone have started to heat up since the release of the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple has been long rumored to launch three iPhone models this year including a premium iPhone model and two standard 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models. Noticeably, the premium model will likely mark the first iPhone model to feature OLED panel, which goes against what we heard in previous rumors that all three variants of the iPhone would come with OLED displays. According to tech experts, supply issues have forced Apple to use the OLED panel only on the new 5.8 inch premium iPhone that’s expected to be unveiled this September.
According to the latest reports, Apple is planning to move away from LCD panels used on the current iPhone models, instead switching to OLED panels on all variants of the iPhone by 2019. Besides, reports also say that Interflex will join Samsung in Apple’s supply-chain to provide the company with Flexible PCBs for this year iPhone 8. Sources say that Inteflex is planning to set up a $866 million manufacturing facility to meet Apple’s additional demand for OLED panels used on future iPhone.
Samsung is currently dominating the OLED market, as the South Korean company has been supplying OLED panels to a large number of Android-based smartphones. In reality, Samsung has already won a $4.3 billion deal to supply Apple with 60 million units of OLED panels used on upcoming iPhone models. Besides, Apple is asking other sources to provide OLED display panels for iPhone like LG or Foxconn.
iPhone 8 is expected to be unveiled in September this year and we are still nearly six months from the unveiling. So, let’s wait and see
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