Note 10 OLED Panel to Be Used in iPhone 11 Series
August 25, 2019
When it comes to displays, Apple has always used their own specs and marketing handles (e.g. Retina that means nothing). But each version of the Galaxy S Note has been judged as the best smartphone display ever. Now it looks like Apple doesn’t need to create their own specs as the iPhone 11 will reportedly come with the same OLED displays used for Samsung's Galaxy S10 and Note 10, according The Elec, a South Korean site. The displays Samsung uses for its phones are branded "M9," which will reportedly be the same ones used for the new iPhones. Ever since Apple introduced OLED displays in the iPhone, it has used Samsung panels, but this could be the first time it uses the same panels found in Samsung's own phones. For the iPhone X, XS and XS Max, Apple used custom OLED panels that were codenamed "T2." Although made by Samsung, Apple color calibrated the displays to ensure the same quality as the LCD panels it used on previous phones. It is unclear why Apple is making the change, but Samsung has tweaked the display quality, such as an increase in the max luminance to 1400 nits for use in bright ambient conditions. Apple will announce the new iPhones next month. If renders in the new iOS 13 beta are to be believed, that date will be September 10
Apple is currently testing flexible OLED displays from BOE's facility in Chengdu, Sichuan province, which is the first China site to produce the advanced displays.
BOE is trying to get certification. But it might first be asked to offer displays for repair purposes, as well as panels for older models of iPhones. That would still mark a significant milestone for BOE, as it would be Apple's first-ever purchase of Chinese-made OLED displays. LG is the other OLED supplier Apple is considering for future iPhones. LG already supplies OLED displays for the Apple Watch, but Apple will only order them for iPhones if the South Korean firm can meet the component's high-quality control standards. Apple is expected to transition to an all-OLED lineup in 2020, releasing high-end 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models with OLED displays and a lower-end 6.1-inch model with an OLED display.Source: imore.com