As the announcement for Apple’s next flagship iPhone lineup inches closer, it is being reported that the iPhone 14 Pro will feature Samsung Display’s M12 OLED panel. On the other hand, the standard model will feature previous-generation technology.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will feature cutting-edge M12 OLED panels
For this year’s iPhone lineup, Apple is set on differentiating between the standard and higher-end models. So far, those differences have reportedly extended to the Bionic chip, camera, and the design of the display. But, the tech giant is not stopping there.
According to a new report from TheElec, Apple supplier Samsung Display will provide its next-generation M12 OLED panels for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The same OLED panels are set to be used for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will feature Samsung Display’s previous generation materials. Specifically, the standard 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models will feature the supplier’s M11 set. As per the publication’s sources, the move is being made to save costs.
The Elec also reported that the standard iPhone 14 models will have low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLED panels. These are less advanced than the low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LPTO) OLED panels that are set to be used in the higher-end models.
Samsung Display is set to supply OLED panels for all four iPhone 14 models. In addition, LG Display will be supplying panels for the standard iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. LG Display will supply LPTO TFT OLED panels to the tech giant for the first time to be used in the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
As we know, this year’s standard and Pro iPhone models will have some key differences. The standard iPhone 14 model is set to feature the same design as its predecessor with the same A15 chip. On the other hand, the Pro models are expected to get the A16 chip, a new pill + hole punch cutout for the display, major camera upgrades as well as rumored features like an always-on display. All models are expected to feature 6GB of RAM.
In addition to this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have reported that the Pro models will feature an upgraded front camera. As revealed by Kuo, the front camera will feature autofocus which will offer sharper images and improved picture quality. Furthermore, the camera will also have a 6-element lens instead of a 5-element lens, which will also add to the image quality. The rear-end camera for the Pro models will be upgraded to 48MP which will enable 8K video recording.