Samsung rumored to be lone supplier of AMOLED panels for 5.8-inch iPhone 8

By , Dec 29, 2016

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Barclays Research analysts think Apple might offer iPhone 8 in two screen sizes, one measuring five inches diagonally and the other 5.8 inches. DigiTimes claimed in March that Apple had picked Samsung Display as the main supplier of 5.8-inch AMOLEDs.

In a follow-up report Thursday, DigiTimes reiterated that Samsung Display will be Apple’s exclusive supplier of 5.8-inch AMOLED display panels for iPhone 8.

Citing sources in the Taiwan supply chain, the trade publication said that Samsung Display is able to build up to approximately twenty million AMOLED units per month for Apple. Global shipments of AMOLED-based iPhone 8 models in 2017 could reach an estimated 60 to 70 million units, the sources noted.

Japan-based Nissha Printing will reportedly supply touch sensors for use in AMOLEDs and bonding of touch sensors. Supply chain makers should begin building parts for next-generation iPhones in March 2017 in small volume, increasing output in May-June.

Be that as it may, Apple may potentially source additional AMOLED panels from LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp in 2018, said earlier reports.

Samsung, of course, is the world’s top producer of AMOLEDs with more than 90 percent share of the worldwide AMOLED market for smartphones. However, AMOLED panels are expensive and difficult to produce so they’re only featured on top-of-the-line phones from Samsung and other Android makers.

Aside from LCD-based iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus updates, iPhone 8 is rumored to incorporate a curved-screen, bezel-less design. Combined with a rumored in-screen Touch ID Home button, this could theoretically permit Apple’s engineers to increase screen size without necessarily making the entire device bigger.

Source: DigiTimes

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  • Rowan09

    This phone is so hyped, if it looks like the 7/7+ unless it makes money for you will be a ultimate failure. This is Apples biggest iPhone ever, so we’ll see.

    • jOn Garrett

      Apple can release the iPhone 7S/8 with exactly the same internals as the i7 and just change it externally and everyone will praise it and tell you how much better it is and gobble them up.

      • Docservlet

        Samsung will release the same garbage as the S6 again and you fandroids will gobble it up and declare it the best phone. What a joke.

      • Rowan09

        Apple never release the same internals on devices that’s always different (besides RAM). People care more about the external hence Samsung can sell a Note 7 when the S7 Edge is the same device without a stylus and some software tweaks.

      • jOn Garrett

        The iPhone 4 & 4S was the same and the iPhone 5 & 5C was the same phone.

      • Rowan09

        The 5C was a rebrand 5 with cheaper materials and the 4 and 4S did not have the same internals. Very similar, but not the same.

  • Jamessmooth

    Love it. Can’t wait!

  • XDavior lanz

    I’m using a 6″ phone and trust me once you go big you can’t go back , it ruins smaller phones for you. So happy to see Apple going begging than big.

    • Rowan09

      So true. Once I went to the Plus devices everything else looks so small.

      • Jerry

        I’m sad how the plus destroyed how the 5 felt and looked in my hand

      • XDavior lanz

        Exactly! The funny thing is even this big phone has started to feel small or normal size!

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    IDB can you please share the wallpaper in the image posted above

  • stylesbeyond

    oh god no, their screens are terrible on all their rubbish

    • jOn Garrett

      Said no one ever, even other iDiots would say you’re F.O.S

      Samsung OLED destroys all other displays easily and consistently.

      • Docservlet

        Said everyone always. Samsung screens are garbage. yellow tinted burn in amoled junk.