LG Display has not made a single OLED screen for iPhone X in 2017


The Apple iPhone X comes with a new OLED display, the first ever in an iPhone, as all previous models were equipped with LCD screens, but OLED displays differ. If you were wondering about where the iPhone X screen actually comes from, we now seem to have the answer.

One of the two biggest OLED screen makers, LG Display, has now confirmed that it has not shipped any screens for the iPhone X. This means that it is very likely that all of the iPhone X display units are manufactured by Samsung's display unit.


Samsung's OLED display technology made a debut in phones way back around 2010 and the company has been improving the screens for years now. Apple has previously said that it has purposefully waited for OLED technology to mature before using it in an iPhone, meaning that it finally sees the OLED technology as mature now.

The other interesting thing about the display panel on the iPhone X is that it actually is the phone's most expensive single component. You can read an approximation of the prices Apple pays for each iPhone X component here.

source: Reuters

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29 Comments

1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

The only thing apple done right this year

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

One of many things Gooogle did wrong this year.....ha ha haaa

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What has Google got to do with this? You're just barking cause you have nothing to sing about.

24. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You mean nobody ever brings up Apple in non Apple related articles????

27. iushnt

Posts: 3141; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

By not choosing Samsung as their display supplier for Pixel XL 2.

2. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

Wasn't it already stated that samsung will be the sole supplier of the iphone x's oled screens for a couple of years???

13. bucknassty

Posts: 1368; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Im pretty sure someone from this website did an article on that already

3. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

This article is completely irrelevent as PhoneArena well knows. Apple invested $2.67 billion in LG's OLED production for smartphones. The deal is for 45,000 panels per month for future iPhones from 2019. Note the 2019 bit.

5. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Including google invested $880 million for the same thing! But don’t know if google going to conutie with LG or no since pixel 2 xl screen issue?!

9. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I'm sure it will be way better in 2018,2019

16. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Butthurt??? Take it easy dude

4. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 610; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"Apple has previously said that it has purposefully waited for OLED technology to mature before using it in an iPhone, meaning that it finally sees the OLED technology as mature now" Now imagine if Samsung didn't invest heavily in AMOLED we all still be using LCD's which are more battery hungry and thicker. Thank god for Samsung and others pushing tech!

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

And i8+ with smaller battery and bigger screen area beats X in battery life..

11. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 610; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Iphone X has a 5.8 inch display. Iphone 8 Plus has a 5.5 inch Keep trying ;)

17. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

S8s and Note 8 have larger displays than the X and yet have better battery life. You think a .3 larger display would use that much more power? Seriously? And it's OLED vs LCD? Come on man!

29. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 738; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And did you know that the s8 and note 8 battery capacity is over 3,000 mah while the X only has 2,700mah. So its obvious that the S8 and note 8 would have better battery life.

18. kevv2288

Posts: 308; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Actually he’s correct, he said “screen area”. 5.5 in screen with a 16x9 aspect ratio has more screen area then a 5.8 with a 19.5x9 ;)

20. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 610; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Yea but Iphone 8 Plus pushes out 1080 x 1920 pixels Whereas Iphone X does 1125 x 2436 pixels. Its pushing out more pixels and a larger display than the Iphone 8's LCD display.

22. kevv2288

Posts: 308; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

True. Anyways I'm using a note8. 6.3 inch, 18.5:9 aspect and 1440 x 2960 pixels. Great battery life.

25. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I’ll give credit where it’s do. My IPhone 8 battery life is pretty good but when I had the S8, the battery on that was excellent

26. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 610; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Same my battery lasts over a day probably a day and a half to 2 days :D Don't know how Samsung did it but hopefully they can get even more out of their batteries

12. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

They lied you, if you think the oled tech wasnt mature in 2015-2016 you have no brain. The only reason they used the panels now, are because there is huge pressure from the public about it, and their sales dropped, otherwise they will still spin it like the amoled maturity was the problem, same goes for, Fast and wireless charging, less bezel, and so on. The only thing why they are behind, are because they wanted bigger profits, NOTHING ELSE!

14. bucknassty

Posts: 1368; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

you.... you sir.... you understand

19. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Apple is aboit marketing. The Galaxy has had the bestvrated display, since the Galaxy S4 and Note 2. Easy to a Google the facts. Samsung phonesbhave had the best display since the S4 and no one had topped them yet. Even the Note 8 display overall is better than the X display. Even with what DXO stated. DXO lost credibility when they said. Their scores are not based on an overall average score. Which means they are made up mumbers.

6. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Old news. This was confirmed months ago. Apple are a parts bin assembler not a tech innovator.

10. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 610; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

True they just scrape everyhting from everyone else

23. ph00ny

Posts: 2066; Member since: May 26, 2011

This. People somehow associate ordering with requirements as engineering.

7. shield

Posts: 863; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG Need time for best Oled Display.

28. mickinet

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2017

Old news. Its been confirmed already. Apple made a good decision to switch to oled. I use yesteryear's s7edge and its amoled panel is crisp

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