According to ‘The Korea Herald’, Samsung Display Co. shall commence selling Apple’s $2.59 billion worth OLED display panels from the next year. There shall be 110 million such 5.5 inch OLED panels that shall be sold yearly.
In case you do not know, OLED panels are such image enhancing and image brightening backlighting options that are found in mainstream LCDs which Apple has cut down on thickness in terms of bezels for its iOS devices. These panels shall be much more than the quality in LCDs but they have a relatively higher price over a shorter age.
As rumors have it, the first collaboration between Samsung and Apple came down in January when Apple was heard of having meetings with Samsung as well as LG Display. Since Samsung ended up putting in $7.47 billion in the OLED production in order to meet Apple’s orders hence the commitment was made. However Apple does plan to seek LG, AU Optronics or Japan Display’s assistance for any additional production too.
Apple itself shall use the OLED displays in 2018 however rumors for a quicker adoption are also in line that expect the first iPhone with OLED display to launch in 2017 only.
5.8 inch OLED display for the big sized 2017 iPhone has been believed by DigiTimes as well as Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI Securities analyst. The curved glass case wrapped display does not however stay in conformity with Apple’s today’s signing of 5.5 inch panel screens.
Providing the rumors are true, then Apple shall be breaking its own schedule of giving a totally new design just after two years in 2017. Kuo asserts that the rear glass device shall be supported with wireless charging, biometric features in addition too.