Samsung Displays is expected to supply nearly 80 percent of iPhone 12’s OLED Displays to be used in this year’s lineup. Apple plans to launch its new lineup in September. The company was diversifying its suppliers but it seems like it is sticking to Samsung Displays for now.
The company had been supplying displays for Apple since 2017 for iPhone X, which was the first Apple phone with a notched OLED screen. BOE and LG came on board as other suppliers in the following year and will reportedly supply the remaining 20% of displays for the iPhone 12 lineup.
iPhone 12 and Samsung Displays
A DigiTimes report about the news states that:
“Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80 per cent of the overall panel orders for Apple’s next-generation iPhone series tentatively dubbed iPhone 12 slated for launch later this year”.
The company will launch 4 new iPhones in the September-October window. The report suggests that Samsung Displays will supply units for 3 out of 4 upcoming phones – the 5.4-inch entry-level phone, the 6.1-inch phone, and the 6.7-inch phone. Meanwhile, LG and BOE will reportedly supply displays for the other 6.1-inch phone with similar specs to the 5.4-inch entry-level phone.
The new base-model iPhone 12 will be Apple’s smallest device with the new form factor. iPhone 12 is expected to ship with a 5.4 inch Super Retina OLED display. iPhone 12 Max will feature a bigger screen similar specs. iPhone 12 Pro will have a 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR with ProMotion, and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 6.7-inch screen – the biggest yet on any iPhone.
There were recent reports that claimed Apple was “aggressively testing” BOE’s OLED display to cut costs and reduce Apple’s dependency on Samsung displays for future devices. For now, Samsung Display seems like a key ingredient for the iPhone 12 lineup.