Samsung will supply the 5.8-inch OLED panel.
Apple is preparing to release three new iPhones in 2018, if not counting the possible hardware refresh of the 4-inch iPhone SE. Industry sources believe that the iPhone X Plus will have a massive 6.5-inch OLED screen, while the original 5.8-inch X model will be refreshed in late 2018. According to a report from the Financial Times, LG will supply the 6.5-inch display, while Samsung will be responsible for the 5.8-inch model. LG is expected to manufacture around 15 million OLED panels for iPhone X Plus in 2018, in addition to LCD display panels for the 6.1-inch model that will launch alongside the OLED duo.
Apple has invested billions of $ in LG’s OLED factories in 2017, so these investments should help Cupertino diversify its OLED supplies and push the prices further down.
However, LG has to prove itself as a reliable supplier of OLED panels, given the recent news about the faulty Google Pixel 2 XL devices with OLED screens made by LG. But LG’s stocks have increased this week after report that the South Korean company may supply OLED panels for iphone x Plus. LG is already an Apple partner for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – the new models that both have LCD screens.
Source: Financial Times