Japan Display to Supply OLED Screens for Apple Watch

James Marshall
April 5, 2019

Some reports have previously reported that Apple will stick to the same screen sizes and display panels for 2019, including two OLED iPhones and one model with an LCD model.

A bunch of reports was published on the internet by media outlets worldwide citing the latest intel on Apple iPhones 2020.

Sure, the report said that the 5.42-inch model could have either the Samsung Display's Y-Octa or LG Display's TOE touch technology which are solutions that will trim down the display cost. Fortunately, an outside investment close to $1 billion is set to bolster the company's OLED production capacity, reportedly helping to secure a deal to supply screens for the Apple Watch later this year. It's also worth noting that Digitimes makes no mention of the aspect ratios that would be used for these screens; for example, the 5.8-inch screen on the 2017 iPhone X was actually slightly smaller than the 5.5-inch screen on the iPhone 8 Plus, due to different aspect ratios.

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This will help users to have a wider array of display size selections - be it having a big screen size like the iPhone 8 Plus or have a screen size that is massive like the iPhone XS Max. In fact, the largest of next year's models will be almost 0.6 inches bigger than the XS Max, while the smallest model will be about the same size as the 8 Plus.

As for the larger iPhone battery predicted by Kuo, Apple is far behind all Chinese smartphone OEMs on this front and even Samsung who just announced yesterday that their Galaxy S10 5G model will be offering a 4,500mAh battery and fast charging. He expects that the 2019 devices will look similar to the 2018 lineup at 5.8-, 6.5-, and 6.1-inches in size except with battery capacities increasing by 10-15%, 20-25%, and 0-5%. Remember the iPhone XR which was labeled as the "budget" model?

If rumors will be proven true, then the next iPhone releases which are expected to be named iPhone 11, iPhone XI and iPhone Xss will consist of the main wide-angle camera, an ultra wide-angle camera, and a zoom lens.


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