Samsung to spend big bucks to build plants to supply future Apple iPhone models with OLED panels

Samsung to spend big bucks to build plants to supply future Apple iPhone models with OLED panels
Despite the fierce rivalry in the smartphone business that has built up over the years between Apple and Samsung, the truth is that Apple has relied on Samsung to supply certain parts for the iPhone. That relationship continues to this day. Who is supplying the OLED panels for the 10th anniversary model this year? Samsung is, and in the past it has been one of the firms that produced the Apple Ax chipset to Apple's demanding specifications.

Producing OLED displays for Apple could prove to be a business with legs as far as Sammy is concerned. Back in May, we passed along to you some speculation that Samsung would continue supplying these panels to Apple for the near future. And since Apple is expected to start shipping all of its iPhone units with these displays starting next year, Samsung could end up shipping as many as 180 million OLED panels to Apple for 2018.

So that leads us to a report issued on Saturday out of Korea. According to those supposedly in the know, Samsung will spend $21 billion dollars to build two new plants for the express purpose of  making OLED displays, presumably for future iPhone models. The displays won't be shipping out of the newly built factories until 2019, and once they hit peak production, Samsung will be producing an additional 270,000 OLED panels per month from them.

source: BGR

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134 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

In bed with the enemy.

9. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Isn’t that the best kind of sex though?

121. sgodsell

Posts: 6655; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This is such BS. Samsung currently makes millions​ of OLED display panels currently. Not only for themselves, but for other OEMs as well, and has been doing this for years now. Besides BGR is the worst Apple propaganda site.

19. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Smart on Samsung's part because they need to learn how to make their laggy ass phones smoother. S8 lags way too much.

22. VasiliS7

Posts: 189; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

I have the S8 about 2 weeks now and Is feel so stupid. I read comments about lagging and I am trying to understand where is the lag bit with no luck. Can you help me S8 users? I have Nova launcher and about 20 apps and games installed.

24. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Liar ,your comment I see it in every article or news about Samsung, you are disguste Galaxy s8 the king of phones There is no competitor Hater

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I am pretty sure the person behind that Lumbergh account is a previously banned troll.

31. maherk

Posts: 6646; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because he is mxy

36. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah, my thinking also. I think he has at least 4 accounts.

43. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Or maybe you're just deflecting, Majerk.

52. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which one?

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well, I don't see why S8 lag personally offends you and creates so much hate in you, did a Samsung rep touch you somewhere private?

124. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO....

42. shadad

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

how is building OLED screens for apple will prevent that iSheep fan? lol. Samsung parts already inside the iPhone device since long time ago Sherlock.

98. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

s8 Lag? lol even my note 5 and s7 edge doesn't lag.. you must have laggy life Lumbergh!

2. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

And the stupid fanboys are arguing.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Fanboys have their favorite brand imprinted on their hypothalamus.

16. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

What do you guys feel the resolution of the Oled iPhone to be? Would it be truly revolutionary like the iPhone 4? Can we expect a 2k or a 4k oled panel by apple? or would be 1080p Oled ?

18. drunkenjay

Posts: 1626; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i think it will work similarly to the s8. 1080p for normal use and you can upscale it to 2k (4k would be a stretch) if you so desire. it will help in the battery department and people who just want the 2k feature.

23. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 648; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Yup. I agree. 4k is too early this year since not even Samsung is offering it for their own devices. Apple acknowledges VR for their macs so that 4k for the iPhone is certainly on their radar too - maybe in 2019.

29. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

How cool would it be if apple made a 1000 ppi display?. Amazing for VR. Rest of the time it can render in 1080p

128. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

apple does not make displays...others make it for them LOL...everything about the iphone is made by others LOL

30. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

I personally feel since apple didn't increase resolution for 7 years on the iPhone.(not the plus) they might make a huge jump to 4k directly and stay 4k for a good solid period of time. this way their display costs come down over the years. Just a random thought.

33. Leo_MC

Posts: 6141; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If it's using Samsung technology, than 2k, if it wants to be on par with 1080p LCD.

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 508; Member since: May 02, 2016

Dear samsung Just save the money for the next VR headset project and you can give 'em the older S4's AMOLED panels anyway they used to LCD then it looks amazing to 'em when apple give it a sexy name like " THE ALL NEW REVOLUTIONARY SUPER RETINA OLED DISPLAY " .

5. Bankz

Posts: 2460; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

U do know samsung only manufactures to Apples specification right? Even down to the quality of oled displays. Btw, i also hope you know that apples specification is so demanding that samsung are having problems manufacturing them? So next time, try not to speak from your arse.

7. peace247 unregistered

We'll see about that...

10. ahmadkun

Posts: 508; Member since: May 02, 2016

Actually i don't care , all i know is that 90% of iphone users don't know which kind of screens in their own iphones and if just apple give 'em old oled panel 720HD that will be revolutionary move to 'em

34. Leo_MC

Posts: 6141; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

How many Amoled users know that their displays only have 2 sub-pixels and not 3 like in LCD?

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