iPhone 15 Pro LTPO OLED displays may not be provided by Samsung, BOE to manufacture them

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 25, 2022
Updated 2022/01/25 at 10:25 AM

Apple will reportedly replace Samsung with BOE to provide LTPO OLED display panels for next year’s iPhone 15 Pro, as well as OLED panels for low-end iPhone 14 handsets. The Chinese display maker is said to have established its B12 factory in Chongqing, China to achieve the iPhone 15 Pro display target. LTPO OLED displays can support a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz. So far, BOE has only provided 6.06-inch OLED panels for low-end iPhone 13 models. The LTPO OLED panels for the iPhone 13 Pro are exclusively manufactured by Samsung Display.

According to the report by the electronics, BOE is yet to provide OLED display panels for the low-end iPhone 14 models that will be released later this year. Display units for the 6.68-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will be sourced from Samsung Display and LG Display. As previously reported, Apple is believed to introduce 120Hz ProMotion displays in upcoming iPhone 14 models. It is believed to be ditching the notch for a punch-hole display.

For the iPhone 15 range, the screen of the Pro variant, as mentioned earlier, will be provided by BOE. Samsung and LG are yet to provide display panels for the low-end iPhone 15 models. Previous reports have suggested that Apple hasn’t decided on its camera components either. The company is testing prototypes and component samples for 5x telephoto lenses for the iPhone 15 Pro. The US tech giant will make a final decision in May 2022, according to the report.

Apple is expected to sell nearly 200 million iPhones with OLED screens this year. BOE is expected to provide display panels for up to 50 million of these devices. The Chinese display maker supplied 15 to 16 million OLED display units to Apple in 2021, far more than the company expected.

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