Reportedly, Samsung is making 100 million AMOLED panels for Apple

A rumor which has been floating for quite some while has been endorsed by Chinese version of Wall Street Journal. The source announced that the Cupertino company, Apple, has signed a three-year contract with the South Korean giant, Samsung, to receive a supply of 100 million 5.5″ AMOLED panels. Needless to say, these panels will be used in the future iPhones, probably from 2017.

Keeping in mind the fact that Apple sold 13 million iPhone 6s in just three days of its launch, the 100 million order isn’t a big deal. Apple has been using LCD displays for its iPhones from the very beginning, and now that AMOLED displays have proven to be better than the latter in every aspect possible, it was natural that the Cupertino company decided a shift to the new technology.


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This recent report came with the exact figures of the order, which makes it further credible in our view. As mentioned earlier, Samsung will produce no less than 100 million AMOLED units sized at 5.5 inch diagonally. Thus to cater such an order, Samsung has reportedly dedicated a whole production line of its Asan plant. Moreover, various sources claim that Apple will make use of these panels in iPhone 7S which will be unveiled next year.

The shift to AMOLED isn’t the only major change Apple is bringing to its upcoming line-up. Earlier this year, a reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo announced that the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be offered in different variants. There will be a special edition of the 7 Plus (which might be called iPhone 7 Pro) that will, allegedly, feature a dual camera system on its back. These lens are to be manufactured by Sony and are expected to be of 12 megapixels each. One of the lens will host a larger aperture than the other and will be accompanied by OIS. The other lens will be equipped by 2-3x optical zoom. Almost a year ago, Apple was given a patent for the exact photographic setup mentioned above.

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