Samsung reportedly Apple's new primary supplier of OLED displays

Apple reportedly reaches OLED supplier agreement with Samsung, new display tech possibly coming to iPhones before too long.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Jan 14 2016 8:04 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Samsung is now set to be Apple's primary supplier of OLED displays, according to Korea's ET News. It's said an agreement between the two parties -- which sees Samsung investing somewhere between $2.49bn and $3.32bn and increasing to as much as $7.47bn -- has "practically been decided."

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Apple only uses OLED displays in its Apple Watch at the moment, but the rumor mill has suggested the iPhone will switch over to OLED starting in 2018 following an agreement with Samsung or LG.

Enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the shift for some time, as OLED displays are thinner, more vibrant, boast deeper blacks, and are more power efficient. It's a trade-off, however, as they make phones cost more, they last less long, and they aren't as bright as what you get with LCD.

NEWS SOURCE:9to5mac.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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