Apple has ordered 70 million flexible OLED displays from Samsung Display a subsidiary of Samsung. About it writes on Monday, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, citing sources close to the deal.
It is reported that flexible screens, organic LEDs (OLED) will be used in the new generation iPhones – likely refers to the iPhone 8. Until the end of the year, Samsung will supply Apple 95 million panels. The diagonal screen is not specified, but according to rumors, it will be 5.8 inches and will occupy the entire front panel of “Apple” communicators.
For the South Korean company, which is one of Apple’s main rivals in the smartphone market, this is the first such deal. It is alleged that Samsung will be kupertinovtsy the sole supplier of OLED displays, since perfected the technology in their devices the Galaxy family.
It was expected that Apple will switch to OLED displays in the iPhone 7, however, the current flagship of the company has LCD display. According to insiders, the cupertinos are going to include OLED screen in the box next smartphone in the line.
Informed sources claimed that the display of the “eight” will be curved on the sides. It seemed logical, given that supply OLED panels to be flexible. Later, however, analysts said that the smartphone will get a flat screen covered with protective glass 2.5 D.
According to some, the iPhone 8 will support a new trend started by LG G6. We are talking about the extended display with an aspect ratio of about 2:1 (or 18:9, as claimed by LG). At the moment the iPhone is equipped with a display with an aspect ratio of 16:9.