Korea’s latest report suggests that Samsung will supply 110 million OLED panels for the iPhone 12 and 13 this year. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max panels will have a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) backplane, which allows a variable refresh rate of 120Hz without a huge battery drain.
The LTPO panels will primarily be supplied by Samsung with some power from LG, but the circuit boards that connect the OLED display to the phone will be sourced from Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Samsung Display. PCB manufacturer Youngpoong Electronics has been added as a sourcing partner through Samsung Display.
The RFPCB (Rigid Flexible Printed Circuit Board) is both strong and rigid, but also flexible and can accommodate more product designs and faster transmission of electrical signals. The iPhone 13 and 13 mini, which wouldn’t have a higher refresh rate display, will use a more conventional and cheaper FPCB design.
Apple will need at least 169 million OLED panels for its iPhones in 2021 – 110 million Samsung Displays, 50 million LG Displays and 9 million BOEs.
Source | Going through