Samsung to supply Apple with 60 million OLED panels for future iPhones

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been available for a while in the market. 2016 hit smartphones failed to deliver overhauled design changes and innovative features, but this will change in 2017. It appears that Apple is planning something special to celebrate ten years of iPhone. iPhone 8 has been long rumored to come with OLED display which promises to be much brighter and more power efficient.
According to the latest sources, Samsung Display has officially become Apple’s supplier of OLED panels that will be used for future iPhones. Specifically, Samsung will provide Apple with 60 million OLED units for the next generation iPhone. In reality, the South Korean smartphone maker has already won the contact from Cupertino-based Company to provide up to 100 million OLED panels for this year’s iPhone models.
It comes as no surprise that Samsung becomes Apple’s sole supplier of OLED panels for future iPhones, as the South Korea-based Company is now the leader in OLED manufacturing with more than 90 percent market share. Previous rumors said that LG Display would be Apple’s main supplier for the iPhone 8 this year. LG is investing heavily in improving its manufacturing facility to secure Apple’s orders for OLED displays that can be used in the next generation iPhone.
Apple has long been rumored to launch three iPhone models this year including one premium model that will be sold alongside two standard 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models. The latest sources say that Apple will be using OLED panel on the new premium iPhone 8 Plus this year, running counter to previous rumors claiming that Apple would use OLED panels on all three variants of the iPhone 8.
Aside from OLED display, iPhone 8 is rumored to feature separate wireless charger and no headphone jack. However, rumors are just rumors, the chances of them turning out to be accurate are pretty slim, so all we have to do is to wait until the device is released this September.
Also read: iPhone 8 rumored to come with separate wireless charger and USB-C Cable
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