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Apple signed an agreement with Samsung to supply 100 million 5.5-inch OLED displays in 2017

Apple signed an agreement with Samsung Display for the supply of 100 million OLED displays, starting from the beginning of 2017. This publication reports the Korean Herald. It comes with a 5.5-inch panels for the iPhone Plus.

Between the companies the agreement will last at least three years and is estimated at $2,59 billion for the informants never mention OLED panel with a diagonal of 4.7 inches. And it can talk about the use of the compact versions of the iPhone traditional TFT-LCD.

The advantages of OLED panels are a deep black, essentially unattainable on LCD displays, vibrant colors, small thickness and high energy efficiency. Desire Apple to expedite the release of the iPhone on the basis of the OLED due to the fact that iPhone sales are at their peak. And now the company is looking for new ways to attract attention to their products to help entice users to the more frequent updating of iPhone and the increasing number of defectors from the Android ecosystem.

Information Korean Herald suggests that the first iPhone with OLED screen will be in stores not in 2018, and already in 2017. And earlier last month a similar terms were mentioned by the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, which reported that in December Apple has negotiated with Samsung and LG to see if they by 2017 to increase production of OLED panels to the desired Cupertino level. But the transaction with Samsung and LG, according to those same insiders, could reach $12 billion.

However, new information contradicts the information KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has previously written about Apple’s plans to release an iPhone with a 5.8-inch AMOLED screen that can complement the usual a 4.7 – and 5.5-inch formats or to replace a 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhone model.

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Long time Samsung uses AMOLED panels in many smart phones of the Galaxy family. As for Apple, its familiarity with OLED technology has limited “smart” clock Apple Watch.

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