Samsung Display has recently signed a deal with Apple to supply OLED panels for the new iPhone next year, tentatively called the iPhone 9, according to Korean media.
The latest deal comes as the display maker is supplying 80 million OLED displays for at least one of the three variants of the upcoming iPhone, presumably the iPhone 8 that will be launched in September this year.
The report said the iPhone 9 is expected to come in two OLED models — 5.28- and 6.46-inch display sizes. Samsung’s OLED shipment is also likely to be more than double at 180 million units.
Apple is rumored to be launching three models for the new iPhone this year. While one high-end version features an OLED screen, two other variants — 4.7- and 5.5-inch models — use LCD screens.
Some sources say Samsung is leveling the ground at its industrial complex in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, as part of plans to build OLED production facilities dedicated exclusively for iPhone.