LG to supply OLED panels for a 6.5-inch iPhone

- Adrian Ungureanu

Well, it seems that LG is about to become an OLED supplier to Apple this year, as the local media reports that LG Display is expected to start its first OLED shipments for the iPhone in the latter half of this year.

The first shipments will not be large, totaling about 15-16 million screens for the year. Samsung Display, the sole OLED supplier for the current iPhone X, produces more than 10 million screens per month.

Apple plans to diversify OLED models this year. Sources said LG Display is likely to produce larger 6.5-inch screens, while Samsung Display will focus more on producing smaller 5.8- or 6-inch screens.

LG Display will start production in the second quarter at its E6 plant in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. The plant, consisting of two OLED production lines, has a monthly production capacity of 6 million OLED screens but its full-capacity production is expected to start next year considering its still low yield rate.