The first three months of this year saw Samsung register $14.4 billion in operating profits, its best ever on a quarterly basis. Also amazing is the fact that Q1 2018 marks the fourth consecutive quarter in which the South Korean tech giant has posted record shattering profits. Not many people many know this, but the company is not just the number one smartphone vendor in the world -- it is also one of the biggest manufacturers of chips, display screens, and other parts used in various electronic devices of other makes and models.
While it is true that LG did opt not to formally introduce a new flagship device offering at this year’s Mobile World Congress event (held just last month), fans of the brand may still be delighted to know that the South Korean tech giant may be planning to unveil the upcoming G7 smartphone in May of this year, at least according to a recent report published by ETNews.
Well, of course it will, considering that Samsung is basically the only global phone maker brand unleashing a flagship device at the upcoming annual Mobile World Congress event (which is scheduled to kick off on February 26th and last until March 1st at the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain).
As far back as April earlier this year, there were already rumors that LG might be preparing to release a high profile smartphone that is fitted with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display screen (even a curved one at that). Well, the South Korean tech giant has finally confirmed that it is indeed planning to debut an OLED screen smartphone, and as a matter of fact, its next smartphone is going to be exactly that.
Samsung probably can argue that it is responsible for making curved, edge to edge displays fashionable, especially with its more recent Galaxy lineup of smartphone devices. But soon, it will not be able to boast of being the only one phone maker to offer such stylish screens. Another South Korean mobile giant, LG, is also looking to join in on the curvy fun.
According to a recent report published by Yonhap News, Google is said to be planning to pour an $880 million investment (at least) in LG Display in order to increase the production of OLED display screens for its Pixel devices. The aim of the move is to find a reliable supplier of panels so that the tech giant can minimize its reliance on Samsung Display. Instead of simply striking a purchase contract, the tech giant is reportedly willing to ink a strategic deal with LG.
According to a report recently published by South Korean publication The Bell, Apple is apparently considering putting OLED display screens on all of its iPhone models by 2019. To date, rumors are already circulating that this year’s highly awaited iPhone 8 will sport an OLED display on an edge to edge screen.
According to a report posted by Forbes, Samsung apparently published a support page for the Galaxy S8 Plus on its official website for the Indian mobile market (the content of the page has since been removed). Although the South Korean phone maker has not confirmed it yet, the support page might be considered by some as a solid sign that Android fans can expect a Galaxy S8 as well as a bigger Galaxy S8 Plus to be launched later this year.
According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, next year’s iPhone model could feature a curvedorganic light emitting diode (OLED) display screen. What exactly is the basis for this? Well, apparently Asian suppliers of the iPhone maker have been requested to boost their production of OLED displays.
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