Apple partners LG Display for foldable iPhone

 October 12, 2017 5:01 pm
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As Samsung plans to launch a bendable smartphone “Galaxy X” in 2018, Apple has reportedly begun work on a foldable iPhone with LG Display.

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According to a Report:

  • Apple has decided to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung OLED displays are the best in the industry).
  • Owing to the fear that specifications could be leaked as Samsung is its arch rival.
  • LG Display recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model, the report said.
  • The foldable iPhone panel production could start from 2020.
  • LG has reportedly completed its own foldable OLED panel prototype and has been upgrading the durability and the yield rate.
  • The company recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province.
  • Apple is also considering investing in LG to speed up OLED production.
  • Meanwhile, Samsung is exclusively supplying panels for the latest iPhone X — the first OLED iPhone.
  • In 2017, Samsung will hold approximately 89 per cent of the AMOLED (active matrix OLED) display panel market.
  • Currently, some smartphones that feature OLED screens are iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+.
  • In addition,Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5, LG V30 and Vivo X9s.
  • The Samsung “Galaxy X” is likely to make an appearance during the CES consumer technology show in January.

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