Without Samsung no new iPhone flagship: Apple ordered supposedly 70 million OLED panels

according to a report of Japanese business magazine has Nikkei Apple for its new iPhone flagship model expected to fall 70 million flexible OLED panels with arch-rival Samsung ordered. The new iPhone version should be probably also water repellent – after standard IP68 as current Galaxy S models – and wirelessly recharge themselves. So Apple would have equal with other smart phone manufacturers, which already offer OLED screens, IP68 certification and wireless on PITA.

 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (image: Samsung) the Galaxy S6 edge appeared in 2015 and was the first Smartphone with a double-sided curved OLED screen (image: Samsung).

according to the report, the sources of the magazine offers a total of three new iPhone models. The display for this should be 4.7, 5.2 and 5.5 inches tall. The OLED panels ordered by Samsung are reportedly only intended to the 5.2-inch Variant. In addition, the display like the Galaxy models S6 edge, edge of S7 and S8 at the edges should be bent. The flagship model, the home button in the screen is integrated, while the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones, which are equipped with LED panels without curved edges, as in the past this was further accommodated in the housing. Also the top model will have a 3D scanner, which allows for the unlocking of a facial recognition. This feature can be easily erode the Galaxy S8.

Senior Director for IHS Markit displays according to David view Apple ordered 70 million OLEDs, Samsung will produce but 95 million, to meet greater demand. In addition, Samsung is the only supplier that deliver OLED panels to Apple. No other manufacturer has a similar comprehensive know-how as the South Korean Elektronikonzern in this area.

Samsung did not confirm the report. “You could publish any orders by customers” Nikkei was delivered.

currently uses Apple LCDs from LG display, Japan display sharp for its iPhones. The advantages of OLED screens include a reduced energy consumption and a higher contrast. The manufacturing is cheaper than in liquid crystal displays. For organic LEDs only a have limited life .

rumors of an OLED iPhone are already in circulation longer. End of 2015 was said, Apple put only from 2018 on the technology. The usually very well informed KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the launch of iPhone with OLED display in 2017. However, he speaks of a 5.8-inch model. The previous Apple supplier sharp also is investing in OLEDs and wants to spend it until the second quarter 2018 568 million dollars. The construction of a factory for OLED displays in Japan has already begun.

2017 Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of its smartphones, what suggests, that the company for the next-generation iPhone prepared numerous innovations and surprises. The rumor mill offers currently iPhone 8 and iPhone X as the name. “

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