It's being reported in South Korea today that Samsung Display, the display-making unit of Samsung Electronics, is expected to start production of OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone later this month. An industry source said on condition of anonymity that "Apple recently approved the prototype panels. Samsung is making orders for parts and materials." More than 10 million screens will be shipped every month. This year alone, Apple has reportedly ordered 80 million screens.
The report further noted that sources notes that the screen will use flexible OLED to cover the entire front body of the device, as against the Samsung Galaxy S8's display area ratio at 83.6 percent, along with more aggressive curvature. The iPhone will not feature a curved screen due to low functionality, sources said.
Apple plans to launch one OLED model among the three variants of the upcoming iPhone, tentatively called the iPhone 8 that is rumored to come out in September. The company aims to launch OLED models only from next year.
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