70 million OLED panels has ordered by Apple for iPhone 8 from Samsung.
Apple has ordered 70 million OLED panels from Samsung for the upcoming “iPhone 8,” and could ask for even more depending on demand, a report said on Monday.
Nikkei‘s info comes from a supply chain source and also matches with estimates provided by IHS Markit analyst David Hsieh.
“Apple has ordered 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung this year, while Samsung is preparing to churn out as many as 95 million for Apple in 2017, in case demand exceeds expectations,” Hsieh said.
Apple is also expected to offer two LCD-based models sized at 4.7 and 5.5 inches, sharing wireless charging and waterproofing in common but retaining a physical home button.The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus also removed the physical home button and features facial recognition.A report from South Korea last year said Samsung signed a supply deal with Apple worth 3 trillion won to supply 100 million OLED panels for use in the next iPhone.
Nikkei said there will be three models for the 10th anniversary iPhone. The premium version will sport a 5.2-inch curved OLED display, while the other two will have 4.7- and 5.5-inch LCD displays.
Nikkei suggested that the OLED phone will feature a 5.2-inch display, but that differs with most reports pointing to a 5.8-inch panel. The disparity could be linked to claims elsewhere that virtual buttons will take up about 0.7 inches.
Samsung Electronics declined to comment, saying it cannot reveal customers’ orders.