Apple, the makers of the iPhone has been rumored to be working on a new and improved OLED display for the iPhone 8 – and now it seems it could be Samsung that will supply the panels for the next-generation iPhone.
South Korean outlet, The Investor reports the Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with Samsung’s display division that will see the Korean competitor put together a total of 160 million OLED panels for the iPhone 8.
The two tech giants already had a deal for 100 million units, but the latest report suggests the Apple has extended its manufacturing agreement up to 160 million screens. As of now, the timeline for the order remains unclear.
The Investor further remarks that while previous rumors hinted the upcoming iPhone could arrive in three different sizes – with a premium version featuring an OLED panel – the expanded order could be an indication the OLED screen might land on the other models too.
Given the radical design changes expected in the iPhone 8, Apple was recently rumored to be gearing up to start production for its next-gen flagship handset earlier than expected. Among other things the revamped iPhone is expected to also feature wireless charging.
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