According to a new report by Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Apple will be sourcing flexible OLED displays sourced from either Samsung, LG Display, or BOE with up to 10-bits of colour for its upcoming flagship iPhone 12 smartphones (via MacRumors).
The source believes Apple will be releasing four new smartphones as part of its iPhone 12 lineup this year, all of which will feature OLED displays. Moreover, Apple may bring extreme dynamic range (XDR) to its iPhone lineup, a display standard specified as 1,000 nits of full screen brightness and 1,600 nits of peak brightness.
Here’s a brief overview of how DSCC has detailed the displays of Apple’s upcoming new iPhones:
5.4-inch iPhone 12
It will feature a flexible OLED display from Samsung Display, with a 2340 x 1080 resolution at 475 PPI, and Y-OCTA integrated touch. Y-OCTA is Samsung flexible display technology where the touch sensor is placed directly on the OLED panel.
6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max
The so-called ‘iPhone 12 Max’ will likely feature a flexible OLED sourced from BOE or LG Display with an add-on touch sensor and a resolution of 2532 x 1170 and 460 PPI.
6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro
The flagship Pro version is expected to sport a Samsung Display flexible OLED with 10-bits of colour for more vibrant, true-to-life colours. It will feature the same resolution as the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 at 2532 x 1170 and 460 PPI, with possible XDR.
6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max
The larger 12 Pro model will feature a 6.68-inch display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 at 458 PPI. It will also have Y-OCTA support, 10-bit colour, and will be XDR capable. It could also have a 120Hz refresh rate, but without the low-power LTPO technology.
The displays will reportedly go into mass production at the end of July.