Apple will reportedly purchase more AMOLED displays than Samsung this year

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DigiTimes recently reported that with the iPhone 13 series that will be launched later this year, Apple will surpass Samsung in purchasing AMOLED displays for smartphones, as the next-generation iPhones will reportedly be equipped with flexible AMOLED screens.

Apple has adopted flexible AMOLED screens on its iPhone 12 series phones and is expected to use the same features on the 2021 iPhone models. The report further shows that market research company Omdia estimates that Apple will buy 169 million display panels for the iPhone 13 series this year, compared with 114.5 million last year.

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People familiar with the matter cited Omdia’s estimated data and pointed out that the Cupertino-based technology giant is expected to increase the iPhone’s AMOLED panels from 114.5 million in 2020 to 169 million in 2021, while Samsung’s purchases It is estimated to increase slightly from 152.3 million to 169 million.

In addition, industry insiders believe that Samsung Display will remain the largest Apple iPhone AMOLED panel supplier in 2021, with an estimated 110 million units. At the same time, Samsung’s rival LG can provide 50 million AMOLED, and China’s BOE can provide 9 million.

According to previous reports, the iPhone 13 series may not only use AMOLED screens but high-end models such as the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are expected to use LTPO backplane technology. LTPO reduces the power consumption of the display and will increase the refresh rate of future iPhones.


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