Why Samsung may be making two types of OLED displays for the iPhone 14 series – Times of India
The next iPhone series – the iPhone 14 – is due to arrive next month. However, there is not much left to know about the upcoming iPhones. So, there are non-Pro and Pro variants – each having two models – iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max – and – iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. There are some major differences expected between the non-Pro and Pro models. A new report suggests that Samsung would use different grades of material for the Pro and non-Pro models.
It is said that Samsung Display will be one of the main OLED suppliers for the iPhone 14 series. Now, TheElec reports that Samsung will be using the best of the materials for the iPhone 14 Pro’s OLED, while the non-Pro iPhone 14 would use previous-gen OLED panels.
In simple terms, Samsung will develop two different panels using two different sets of materials – M11 and M12. The panels using the M11 set of materials will have an LTPS panel – for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. At the same time, the panels for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would be made from the M12 set and have an LTPO backplane. The M12 material set would also be used for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 display.
Meanwhile, LG is also said to supply displays for the iPhone 14 series.
Why two different displays
But why is Samsung opting for two different sets of materials for the iPhone 14 series? The likely reason is that this may be another way to save some costs on the non-Pro iPhone 14 models amid the component shortage and rising inflation globally. There are also reports claiming that Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max may come with a year-old A15 Bionic. Even the display is expected to be the same as the iPhone 13, while the iPhone 14 Pro models would be getting a new notch-less display. So, using generation-old materials on the non-Pro iPhone 14 models might save some costs for Apple.
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