Samsung suggested as sole supplier of OLED displays for next two iPhone revisions
It has been widely rumored that next yearApple may ditch flat IPS displays in favor of dual-curved OLED screens for an almost bezel-less look for an alleged premium iPhone model. It has also been rumored that Samsung, the world's biggest manufacturer of OLED screens, is very likely to be one of the suppliers of display panels for said device. However, a new report by South Korean publication BusinessKorea suggests that Samsung may end up as the exclusive supplier of display tech for upcoming iPhones for “at least two years.”
According to anonymous industry sources cited by the publication, Samsung may be the sole supplier of OLED panels for iPhones “until the end of 2018,” as it is the only display manufacturer with an output large enough to meet Apple's demands.
Furthermore, Samsung's subsidiary Samsung Display has been supplying OLED displays for smartphones the better part of a decade and its experience in the field currently remains unmatched by other manufacturers.
Industry observers are predicting that if Samsung ends up as the sole supplier of displays for next year's iPhones, Samsung Display's operating profit in 2017 will rise to upwards of $3.3 billion, as Apple is projected to sell more than 50 million iPhones with OLED displays next year alone.