Apple is planning on launching a new iPhone model with a huge 5.8-inch display based on the superior OLED display technology, reports DigiTimes – a Taiwanese publication.
Citing its sources inside Apple’s Taiwanese-based supply chain makers, DigiTimes claims the fruit company is working on a larger iPhone with 5.8-inch OLED display panels for the launch in 2018 or earlier 2017.
The current latest iPhone models are available in two different screen sizes: 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, while the older iPhone 5s and the rumored iPhone SE will cater the market segment of 4-inch smartphones.
Apple has reportedly decided to choose Samsung as its sole supplier for AMOLED displays, at least in the beginning. However, the company will add LG Display and Japan Display to its list of OLED display suppliers down the path. All of these three companies are already responsible for supplying display panels for current iPhone devices.
Mass-producing OLED displays to meet Apple’s demand won’t be troublesome for the likes of Samsung and the LG Display. Japan Display,however, won’t be able to produce OLED displays at a massive scale before the year 2018.
Previous rumors suggested Apple might be prepping to switch from LCD displays to OLED display panels for its iPhone models of the year 2018. Which means we probably won’t be seeing an iPhone 7 or 7s with an OLED display. iPhone 8, which will be launched in 2018, will be the first iPhone to get OLED display technology, if the rumors turn out to be accurate.
The report estimates a total of 50 million AMOLED iPhones that the fruit company will ship in the first year of its availability.
For those not familiar, the OLED display technology is superior to the LCD displays in a number of ways including a deeper black display on OLED panels, more vivid colors, better contrast, lesser power consumption and higher color saturation. Black color on OLED display means the pixels won’t turn ON, and a complete black screen means the whole display will remain OFF resulting in lesser power consumption as compare to LCD which remains ON even when the display is showing black color.
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