It has been a little over three months and talks about Apple’s next generation of iPhone have already begun. According to a new report, Samsung will supply the 120Hz LTPO OLED displays to Apple for the upcoming iPhone 13 series. At least two ‘Pro’ models will feature the 120Hz refresh rate. These two models will use the LTPS OLED panels with a 60Hz refresh rate. iPhone 13 series
Meaning they will not be much of an upgrade over the current generation iPhone models. LTPO panels are better than LTPS as they allow variable refresh rates without needing extra hardware. According to the report, Apple is planning to use LTPO OLED screens on all iPhone 14 models. The iPhone maker could even rope in LG Display as the second supplier in addition to continuing with Samsung Display. The iPhone 13 models might have this discrepancy; Apple will likely harmonize displays on the iPhone 14 series that would launch in the year 2022. But Samsung is the only company to meet demands that Apple might have with the iPhone 13. The company is said to be planning to produce 60,000 sheets per month.
While LG only manufactures 5,000 sheets a month. However, LG Display has plans to expand the production to put out 25,000 sheets per month. The biggest reason behind that is the complexity in the manufacturing of LTPO OLED panels. These panels require an oxide layer in the mix, which is a little complex to bring about. Apart from being hard to produce, the LTPO OLED panels are also expensive.
Explaining why Apple wants to reserve them for the Pro models in the iPhone 13 lineup. These displays will also allow the upcoming iPhone 13 models to save power between 5 and 15 per cent while running at 120Hz rate.