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Samsung may supply Apple with OLED display panels starting 2017

Published Apr 17, 2016, 12:24 pm IST
Updated Apr 17, 2016, 12:24 pm IST
Apple might utilise OLEd display panels for its iPhones starting 2017.
 Apple might utilise OLEd display panels for its iPhones starting 2017.

Mumbai: A report by a Korean Daily suggested that Samsung Displays may supply tech giant Apple with 100 million units of 5.5.-inch OLED displays panels starting 2017.

According to a Macrumors report, the $2.59 billion deal will help the Cupertino-based firm to eliminate the need of backlight used in traditional LCD displays, and also scale down the size of their present line of devices.

Other than that, OLED display panels will also allow sharper and vibrant images, albeit at a higher cost and lower life-span. If Apple can overcome these problems, its future devices will definitely be a force to reckon.  

Earlier reports that emerged said that Apple would start adopting OLED displays by end 2018 but newer rumours suggest that the company might release a smartphone with OLED display by 2017.

Moreover, well-known KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and a report from Digitimes had pointed out earlier that Apple will be working on a larger-screened device. However, the new report about the 5.5-inch OLEd panels kills all previous rumours.

Kuo also envisaged a massive design overhaul for the 2017 iPhone, which will witness the company dropping its customary two-year upgrade policy—a major redesign followed by a minor touch-up.

He also predicted that the 2017 version of the iPhone will be a glass-backed device along with wireless charging, and biometric recognitions.

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