comscore Apple orders 70 million bendable OLED panels from Samsung for iPhone 8: Report

Apple orders 70 million bendable OLED panels from Samsung for iPhone 8: Report

Only one iPhone 8 variant will come with the curved OLED display


Apple has reportedly placed an order for 70 million bendable OLED panel displays from Samsung. The details on which Apple device the order is meant for is still unknown. But considering that the iPhone turns 10 this year, it could most likely be for the new iPhone. Also Read - Google Stadia comes to LG Smart TVs: How to play games online

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Apple has sourced multiple parts for its devices from Samsung in the past. However, while Apple does source iPad displays from Samsung, iPhone Retina displays have traditionally come from LG and other Japanese manufacturers. According to Nikkei, orders have been placed for 70 million units though Samsung is anticipating strong demands and is gearing up nearly 95 million displays. Also Read - Samsung unveils an “human-eye-like” ISOCELL GWB image sensor in partnership with China’s Tecno

iPhone 8 is expected to be the first Apple device to feature a curved display. iPhone turns 10 this September and in honor of the device, Apple plans to launch 3 versions of iPhone 8. There have been multiple rumors and leaks surrounding each of the devices though it being the early days, nothing can be confirmed. The OLED displays will only be for the premium iPhone model.

iPhone 8 is expected to be an all-glass wonder with no home button. Instead, the finger-print sensor will come embedded beneath the display or on the back of the device. The largest iPhone 8 device will reportedly feature a 5.7-inch display with a 4.7-inches and 5.2-inches display for the other two units. The main iPhone 8 will be the one with the 5.2-inch display. Apple is looking at wireless charging functionality for iPhone 8. ALSO READ: Apple OEM partner Wistron gets BIS certification for iPhone SE production in India

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did impress on many counts but most Apple loyalists are eagerly awaiting the launch of iPhone 8. With it being the 10th anniversary edition, Apple is expected to pull all stops and launch a spectacular device. Apple is looking at strengthening its position in India and has recently set up their manufacturing unit in Peenya. iPhone SE will be the first ever iPhone to be manufactured in India.

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  • Published Date: April 4, 2017 5:00 PM IST

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