LG To Produce OLED Displays for Upcoming iPhones
A new report from the Financial Times says that LG, not Samsung, will be producing the OLED displays found in Apple’s upcoming line of new iPhones.
LG currently produces the LCD displays found in the iPhone 8 and 8+, but the iPhone X’s OLED displays were produced by Samsung. Despite Apple’s rivalry, Samsung is widely considered the leader in OLED displays. However, it does make sense that Apple would not want to give their biggest smartphone rival any more business than they have to.
It is speculated that Apple is planning on releasing 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models of the iPhone X next year. These phones, like the current iPhone X, will make use of OLED displays. The reports indicate that LG is expected to manufacture 15 million displays for the 6.5-inch model. The 5.8-inch model will still use Samsung displays.
Regardless, it remains a victory for LG over its longtime rival, Samsung, The two companies have been to court several times over alleged theft regarding display technology. They also split the Google Pixel 2 with Samsung handling the screen for the standard Pixel 2 and LG handling the display for the Pixel 2 XL.
However, that might give some consumers pause the Pixel 2 XL did suffer from several display issues that were not found on the Samsung display used in the Pixel 2. Hopefully, LG will sort out these issues in time for the next round of iPhones, but, either way, we’d wait on reviews.
Yep, the Google Pixel 2 XL really has a discoloration issue when you view t from the sides. Warmer dead-on. Blueish from sides. pic.twitter.com/zoEtYnQRrw
— Raymond Wong 📱💾📼 (@raywongy) October 23, 2017
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