Samsung ramping up production of OLED panels for Apple's iPhone later this month
by Cosmin Vasile / Aug 04, 2017, 12:24 PM
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.
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I bet Apple won't ditch the TouchID.
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 12:29 PM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 12:46 PM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 4:31 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2017, 11:46 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 1:41 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 1:09 PM 2
Pixel uses S7 Edge panel flattened. I expect the i8 to have at least Note 7 screen quality with HDR
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 2:08 PM 0
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The best display on the market Hands down
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 1:20 PM 1
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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
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 3:20 PM 1
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"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.co
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 3:28 PM 0
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Samsung fans: BEST DISPLAY ON THE MARKET Samsung fans when Apple gets the same display or better: MEDIOCRE TRASH.
posted on Aug 04, 2017, 4:09 PM 3
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