According to a report, Apple has commissioned a new large order at Samsung: The Koreans are to build for the US iPhone manufacturer 70 million OLED panels. These are designed for the iPhone 8 , it says.
Only on the weekend we reported on the alleged plans of the group to soon equip the first iPhones with OLED panels . Currently, Apple is still using LCD technology for the smartphones. Now there is supply for the rumored kitchen: As the economy newspaper Nikkei has learned from well-informed circles, an order has been ordered for “bendable OLED panels”, ie flexible displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.
Nikkei estimates the order to 70 million units. They are thought to be the magazine for the iPhone 8, which is to be released in autumn. Apple is to introduce in September in the traditional iPhone presentation not only the follow-up models of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, so the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus, but also a anniversary model, which is titled as iPhone 8.
Samsung has been an important supplier for the iPhone for years. Over and over again, details of the coming generations of iPhone generations had been pushed out of these business contacts. What is actually the rumor, however, will be known only in September. The keyword “flexible”, however, leaves the experts up again. It has been a few times the talk of iPhones with curved edge, as it shows Samsung in the Galaxy series. Now there is some evidence that it is now true.
Three variants for 2017
Nikkei then quotes other rumors, which are supposed to support the thesis of the different models. Therefore, three models with 4.7, 5.2 and 5.5 inch display are planned. Apple will equip the top model – the iPhone 8 – as the only one with an OLED display. The other two variants still remain with LCD, only 2018 then all models are to get OLED technology.
Further orders are expected to follow, after all, Apple alone in the first quarter of 2017 sold more than 80 million iPhones. The top model is also likely to be a hit.