Samsung ramping up production of OLED panels for Apple's iPhone later this month

Samsung ramping up production of OLED panels for Apple's iPhone later this month

Samsung Display seems to be the main OLED panel supplier for Apple's next generation iPhone, which is the main reason the South Korean company invested quite a lot of money into bringing in equipment for is A3 plant and constructing back-end process lines in Vietnam.

According to sources in the industry, Samsung Display finished testing all its seven lines that produce OLED panels for Apple's iPhone and will start operating them on full scale sometime this month.

Amazingly, Samsung Display production capacity of panels for iPhone will increase by 7 fold from 15,000 panels per month from last year to no less than 105,000 panels per month this year.

The seven 6th generation flexible OLED lines will not produce iPhone panels exclusively. The same lines will start manufacture 300,000 panels per month for Samsung and Chinese companies from the fourth quarter of this year.

Although these numbers might sound too low for mass production, you should keep in mind that from one “panel” produced by one of these lines multiple iPhone displays can be made.

source: ETNews

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31 Comments

1. yes3sir

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I bet Apple won't ditch the TouchID.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Would the TouchID be at the back of the iPhone 8? If that's the case, then it should be imbedded in the Apple logo, and perhaps make the Apple logo light up when a finger is on the scanner. That'll be a cool thing, bruh.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes it would be cool.

6. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

that would be cool but Apple doesnt do cool things like that.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LMAO, Atrixboyyy... What's up, bra It's been quite a while.

8. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

same old same old man just keeping these commentators in check. while spreading a bit of instigation, ya know

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yay! Which phone you rocking these days? Or which one are you planing to get?

14. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

been through a bunch but now i got the HTC 10 because the Notes were on a rampage and im looking at the Note 8 next. how bout you?

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Me rocking a S8+, brah! The Note 8 is on my radar as well.

25. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Note 8 is gonna be an animal. depending on my car repairs i might even wait for the $9

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A fp on the back is anything but cool, in fact is the worse place to place it.

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If the iPhone 8 will have these bezel-less design, and if the under-display fingerprint tech is not yet ready, then there would be only two places to put the fingerprint scanner: at the back or on the side of the phone. Will take the FP scanner at the back over the FP scanner on the side, any day.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not me. In the power button would be better. Got to push it anyway.

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"The best compromise" is not something cool.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

So where do you expect Apple to place the FP scanner then? At the front of the iPhone? That warrants big bezels which is contrary to the bezel-less trend Apple is following with the iPhone 8!

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

My preferences are of no importance (I don't care, because this year I won't change the phone), I was just saying that a fp on the back is not at all cool, even though it's being used by Samsung and Google. It's simply the worse place to put it (and I will be keeping my point of view, even if Apple goes with this solution). PS: if you ask me, I would not put out an anniversary /special edition /whatever iPhone without fp scanner embedded in the display.

18. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Cool, yes. But as we all know it will never happen. This is Apple here.

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

For sure they will keep Touch ID. They introduced it with the 5s in order to make a move into mobile payment. Just now, Apple Pay is launching across the world and people start to use it. It would be like suicide if Apple removes it now shortly before it really takes off.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I would like to know what other OLED panels Samsung makes other than its Super AMOLED panels. How does their quality compared to SAMOLED or LG's OLED panels as well. To bad it isn't QHD. Its as I predicted, some type of FHD+. What is the issue with using standard resolutions, on a component you aren't making any money off of. God bless all OEM's and company';s that use Universal Standards to insure compatibilty and sustainability.

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

Pixel uses S7 Edge panel flattened. I expect the i8 to have at least Note 7 screen quality with HDR

27. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Pixel XL..

29. mikehunta727 unregistered

Obviously...there is no 5.2 inch S7 Edge panel

26. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Difference is how images are processed. Not only screen. All phones with 5.5" Full HD might have same screen. Example: A7 2016, OP3T, Moto Z Play Of course the main models are got by Samsung Mobile.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The best display on the market Hands down

9. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

It will certainly be a very good display but let's wait for the reviews first.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But enough about the S8.

15. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

re: 9. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 420; Member since: 16 Jun 2015) It will certainly be a very good display but let's wait for the reviews first. ================================== if apple wants some (actually millions and millions of it), it must be good LOL and i can see it now, iphonies saying their new iphones have the best screens without ever mentioning that it came crom samsung, hahaha

16. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"if apple wants some (actually millions and millions of it), it must be good" Replace "good" with cheap. They also ordered millions of mediocre 720 displays last year. They're now looking at OLED displays as they're cheaper: http://www.androidauthority.com/amoled-displays-now-cheaper-than-lcd-682080/amp/

17. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Samsung fans: BEST DISPLAY ON THE MARKET Samsung fans when Apple gets the same display or better: MEDIOCRE TRASH.

22. Tipus

Posts: 801; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You mean Apple fans : OLED sucks, gets burnins, Retina is best, who needs 1080p

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