Samsung Display received an order to supply 60 million displays organic led (OLED) for Apple’s next smartphone generation. On Monday, reports The Investor with reference to own sources.
According to them, in 2016 Apple has ordered from Samsung Display about 100 million OLED displays for the iPhone 8, which is expected in September 2017. Given that Apple sells about 200 million smartphones per year, it turns out that Samsung Display will supply Apple, at least 80% of the OLED panels of the total. The cost of the order to manufacture 60 million displays is 5 trillion won (more than us $4.3 billion).
Samsung Display is the absolute market leader in mobile OLED screens, with the proportion exceeding 95%. According to rumors, for the supply of such displays for the iPhone is also claimed by the company LG Display, but to rely on the contract it can only in 2018.
From the beginning of the line iPhone uses LCDs that deliver LG Display, Sharp and Japan Display (previously, Apple also collaborated with Samsung Display). While Samsung uses OLED displays: they can be found in 70% of smartphones of the company, including in the flagship devices of Galaxy S.
iPhone 8, according to unconfirmed information, will get a 5.8-inch curved OLED display in the entire front panel, and the Touch ID scanner, proximity sensors, lighting, and others will be integrated directly into the screen. Superior display panel will only be used in one modification of the flagship.
iPhone 8, according to rumors, will be released this year along with the iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus. However, he will not only get an OLED display instead of LCD, but the steel body instead of aluminum. Like the design Apple has used in iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. Moreover, the frame will also be not made from anodized aluminum and stainless steel.
As for the iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus, they will inherit from their predecessors, the LCD screens of the same size and will be clad in aluminum body with anodized finish. Their main feature should be the Apple A11 processor and improved camera.