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.
Two of the biggest names in the smartphone industry are investing significantly in OLED display screens in order to win new orders for Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 8. Combined, Samsung and LG are investing about $11.3 billion in flexible OLEDs, as reported by Business Korea. As for the former, it has revealed that it has a recent investment in the amount of $4.37 billion, and adding the other investments it made earlier in 2016, it would total $9.7 billion.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst who always seem to get his Apple related predictions on the money most of the time, the iPhone device that Apple will be releasing in 2017 will feature a new, possibly curved display screen, a fresh new casing, and even support for wireless charging.
According to Japanese news web site Nikkei, it is quite possible that Apple will be equipping its iPhone model for next year with an OLED display screen. As reported by Nikkei, the tech giant initially had plans to put OLED display screens on its iPhone devices in 2018 at the soonest. But apparently, the iPhone maker has had a change of heart, and will instead roll out OLED iPhones one year ahead of its original plans.
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