Since almost half a year ago, there were rumors about Samsung Display who could potentially sign a contract with Apple as the main screen supplier for the series iPhone 12. This news has been proven true.
According to the latest reports quoted from SamMobile, Almost all of the iPhone 12 series launched earlier this week will use Samsung Display’s OLED screen.
In detail, Samsung The display makes OLED panels for the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. As for the 6.1 inch OLED screen for iPhone 12 standards reportedly will be supplied by LG Display.
Meanwhile, there is no information at all about China‘s BOE. Last year it was rumored that BOE China had a chance to become a display supplier for the iPhone 12 series. At that time Apple thought about diversifying the supply of components from China.
This Chinese display maker previously posed a threat to the Samsung Display business. But Apple has finally decided not to use BOE’s OLED panels for the first half of this year.
Analysts in the gadget industry estimate, Apple is likely to produce about 70 million units iPhone 12 at the end of this year. Samsung and LG are expected to supply a total of 80 million displays. As many as 60 million of them, are the production of Samsung Display.
It is interesting to see the competition between Samsung and Apple. Samsung often even teasing or mocking Apple’s latest iPhone. Behind it all, Apple relies on Samsung for display components. Samsung Display was also Apple’s primary display supplier for last year’s iPhone series.
The Korean tech giant produced 50 million displays for the iPhone 11. So, if the prediction figures above turn out to be accurate, then Samsung Display will see a sales increase of 20% compared to last year.
As for next year, industry observers predict Apple will ship a total of about 220 million iPhones. This could mean that Samsung Display might produce around 170 million OLED displays iPhone 12 in 2020.