The OLED iPhone 8 said to use Samsung Display suppliers' circuit boards, 70 million units may be shipped

The OLED iPhone 8 said to use Samsung Display suppliers' circuit boards, 70 million units may be shipped
In case we needed another tangential evidence to learn that an iPhone 8 model with OLED display is in store, here comes a report from Korean media that a flexible printed circuit board made by Samsung Display suppliers will be making its way in Apple's handset next year. Korean parts suppliers Interflex and BH are already scaling production, says the report, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics may soon be joining them. 

All three are Samsung Display suppliers, indicating that these "flexible printed circuit boards" are most likely the display controllers, as Samsung is rumored to provide the bulk of the OLED screens for next year's iPhone. About 60 to 70 million of the boards are expected to be needed in total next year, and the first shipments are likely to start in Q2 2017, after all parts are assembled in Samsung's OLED display factory in Vietnam. 

Where there's smoke, there is fire, so given that Samsung is now rumored to supply both the flexible screens, and the controllers for them, those analyst predictions that we might see the first iPhone with OLED display next year are starting to sound more credible by the day.

source: The Investor

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