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Apple had ordered 70 million OLED display panels from the Samsung for its upcoming iPhone 8 – Apple iPhone 8 Samsung OLED
The Nikkei Asian Review recently reported that arch rival Apple had ordered 70 million OLED display panels from the Samsung for its upcoming iPhone 8. Citing a supply chain source, the Nikkei reported that Apple has placed orders for OLED panels for use in 70 million handsets for the year.
If the reports are correct, the iPhone 8 would be the first smartphone from Apple, which is equipped with an OLED screen. The two devices iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, which are also scheduled to appear late 2017, are expected to receive LED panels. From next year, Apple could then switch their smartphones completely to OLED displays. Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones later this year, with the anniversary edition iPhone 8 believed to have a slightly curved 5.2-inch OLED screen. This will be the most expensive model.
The OLED technology offers brighter displays and better power efficiency over liquid crystal displays currently in use. Samsung’s OLED displays are used on its own flagship Galaxy devices, and the company is a market leader in the area.
It would be the first time Apple has used OLED displays on its flagship device. Nikkei Asian Review quoted IHS Markit analyst David Hsieh as saying that the order for 70 million units of OLED panels is in line with his expectations. He added that Samsung is expected to produce as many as 95 million units for Apple in 2017, in case demand exceeds expectations. Hsieh also said Samsung is likely to be the sole supplier.
Leaks and reports suggest that the iPhone 8 could be the most advanced smartphone ever produced by Apple, packed with new features such as a front-facing camera with the 3-D sensor.