A new report out of Korea claims that Samsung Display, an Apple OLED supplier, will begin producing OLED panels for the iPhone 15 series a month earlier than expected as a result of production issues with one of Apple’s other suppliers.
Samsung will now begin producing OLED panels in May rather than June, according to The Elec, to make up for the fact that BOE is having issues with light leakage around the area of the OLED display where the pill and hole cutouts provide the space needed for the TrueDepth camera and Face ID.
some OLED panels for the iPhone 15 standard model, Apple gave its Chinese partner BOE the order. However, the problems seem to have become so serious that Apple has since canceled the order, costing BOE the opportunity to be one of the initial suppliers.
The OLED panel for the iPhone 15 standard model was always intended to be supplied by Samsung as well, but due to issues with the Chinese display panel manufacturer, Samsung will now begin production early.
The low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistors (TFT) that will be used in the standard and Plus versions of the iPhone 15 suggest that the devices will continue to lack ProMotion support and an always-on display option like Apple’s Pro models do.
In the meantime, LG Display will begin making LTPO TFT-OLED panels in June for the more expensive iPhone 15 models. The LPTO panels have a 1Hz refresh rate capability and 120Hz ProMotion support, allowing an idle Lock Screen to remain visible without significantly reducing battery life.
The early start by Samsung doesn’t necessarily spell the end for BOE as an Apple supplier, the report claims. According to reports, the Chinese display panel manufacturer is making progress in resolving the light leak problem and may begin supplying OLED panels for the iPhone 15 by the end of the year.
The Benefits of OLED Panels
The advantages of OLED panels must be understood before we get into the specifics. Organic materials used to make OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) panels emit light when an electric current is passed through them. Compared to conventional LCD screens, this technology has a number of benefits, such as:
|Better contrast: OLED panels, which can produce dark blacks and bright whites, offer much better contrast than LCD screens, creating a more lifelike and immersive experience.|
|OLED panels are thinner and lighter than conventional LCD screens, which makes them perfect for use in mobile devices with limited space.|
|Energy-efficient: OLED panels have longer battery lives than LCD screens because they use less power because they only illuminate the pixels that are actually needed.|
|Flexibility: OLED panels can be made flexible and bendable, enabling designers to produce distinctive and avant-garde designs.|