Western media became aware of Apple’s plans to release the iPhone curved screen based on organic LEDs (OLED) in the next year. Supplying such screens a US corporation, is likely to be its main competitor in the smartphone market -. Samsung Electronics
According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation , Apple is testing at least 10 prototypes of iPhone 8. One of them is the OLED-panel, but the company has not yet decided on the issue of such a model. If it appears on the market, its price will be higher compared to the iPhone with LCDs due to higher costs for the production of the OLED-products, note the source publication.
According to them, the first phase of Apple intends to cooperate with Samsung Display (division of Samsung Electronics) in the supply of OLED-screens. However, in 2018 it is planned to involve other suppliers – LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp, if they have time to prepare their power to orders. For example, the Sharp need to spend more of at least $ 5 billion for the supplies required Apple volumes OLED-Display, the source says the WSJ.
The newspaper also writes that Apple has asked its partners prototypes OLED-screen, whose resolution is higher than that of similar screens used in Samsung smartphones. iPhone 8 Output expected in 2017.