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Samsung reportedly bags $4.3 billion OLED supply contract from Apple

Samsung Display has reportedly won a contract worth $4.3 billion from Apple to supply the company with an additional 60 million units of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for the next-generation iPhone. This is said to be a fresh deal between the two companies after Samsung Display inked another contract with Apple last year for supplying 100 million OLED display panels for the iPhone 8. Apple is expected to make the switch to OLED displays with the iPhone 8 for the very first time.

Apple ships close to 200 million iPhones every year so the combined supply volume of 160 million OLED panel units means that Samsung is going to fill almost 80 percent of Apple’s entire demand. Previous reports have suggested that only the premium model of the iPhone is going to feature an OLED display this year but as reports of an increase in panel supply keep coming in, it’s now expected that the two to three iPhone variants that Apple is expected to launch this year may all feature an OLED display.

Neither company has confirmed or denied this deal, as is the norm.

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MStuart
MStuart

As much as I despise Apple and iOS a flat 4.7″ OLED iPhone sounds tempting…

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Despise iOS and Apple but like the sound of an OLED 4.7″ phone… Galaxy A3 (2016/2017 editions)are for you then.

MStuart
MStuart

Sounds tempting because performance and camera would also be great on the iPhone. On a midrange like the A3… not so much.

Maybe next year will be a different story, but I’m sure Samsung will always find ways to cripple them to prevent them from cannibalising the sales of the big boys.

It’s just frustrating that the only true Android flagship that used to be of reasonable size is no more.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

A3 2017 edition has 16MP front and back cameras which are more than satisfactory, IP68 water and dust resistance and fast charging for the fraction of the price of even the iPhone SE. Not sure about the performance but comes shipped with 6.0.1 and is certain to get Nougat soon, I had the original and wasn’t sluggish at all. would have kept it but I prefer a larger display myself.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I seriously wonder how Apple are going to advertise their OLED Display when everyone else has been using them for years. There is no innovation or new technology here.

HomerS66
HomerS66

Are you serious? Apple can advertise and do marketing for everything as most Apple users dont have a clue what is going on and what OLED is.

Even when Apple finally released an iphone with 1080p display where the competition had already 1440p for years, the audience gasped and said “imagine that, you have a Full HD TV in your pocket, wooow”.

dung_dung1341
dung_dung1341

whimsical facts :))

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Its hard to convey tone through text, yes I am well aware of their ability to advertise, my point was more “I cannot wait to see what BS they try to sell this year, when they have no new technology or innovation to offer.”
And again, I am aware of most iOS users being ignorant to the better technology available.
so, to answer your question: No, I am not serious.

gremlin007
gremlin007

lol can’t wait to see also. Apple could sell a banana to a monkey. Their ad team is pretty powerful.