Apple is seeking a price cut of nearly 10% for Samsung's OLED displays

Apple is reportedly seeking a price cut from Samsung on the price of OLED panels. Apple’s first device to sport an OLED display, the iPhone X, has so far seen much weaker demand than initially anticipated, which has forced Apple to cut orders by up to 50%. One of the main reasons behind this, unsurprisingly, is reportedly the high price of the smartphone.

Now, despite recent reports that claimed Apple’s next flagship devices would be even more expensive than the company’s current iPhone X, Apple appears to be negotiating a near-10% price cut with Samsung in the hope of cutting costs which, …


Huawei turns to LG for the curved OLED display on its "Ultra-Premium" phone

Huawei is now apparently turning to LG to source OLED panels for certain models. The very first Huawei-branded handset to feature an LG screen is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. The ultra-premium handset carries a 6-inch OLED screen with curved edges and an under-display fingerprint scanner. Priced at €1,695 (equivalent to $2,103 USD) for the 256GB model and €2,095 (equivalent to $2,599 USD) for the 512GB version, this is obviously not a phone that will end up in many consumers’ hands.

For LG, providing the display for the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS could be a way to get its foot in …

Apple to bet back on LCD, cuts OLED orders for the iPhone Xs/Plus drastically

The Korean iPhone supplier industry is worried. About the tepid sales of the iPhone X in this and the next quarters, that is. Apple, as well as analysts following it, initially forecast overall sales of the X at a cool 100 million, and the OLED display orders to Samsung indicated it in all earnesty, too.

The high price, and people’s changing habits to keep their current phones longer, however, put a monkey wrench in those plans, and iPhone X suppliers reportedly got a 50% order cut this quarter, including Samsung, which was left with OLED display production overcapacity. This …

Elephone U goes to war with flexible OLED, glistening design, and value-for-money specs

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The Elephone U and its Pro version have all the markings of a modern flagship, save for the highest-end chipset… and the price. The glitzy phones are built with metal and glass, curved AMOLED displays, and sport dual cameras on the back. Curved OLED displays and glass rears aren’t exclusive to Samsung any more, and Elephone is not even using a Samsung display …

Report: Apple iPhone Xs Plus to carry 6.5-inch OLED panel with resolution of 1242 x 2688

Earlier this year, KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told us to expect three new iPhone models for 2018. The Apple iPhone Xs will be a sequel to the current iPhone X, featuring a 5.8-inch OLED panel. The Apple iPhone Xs Plus will come with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and the Apple iPhone 9 will be equipped with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. Unlike the other two models, the iPhone 9 will sport just one camera on back and will not support 3D Touch; all three models should come with the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID.

This morning, Bloomberg passed along some leaked information related to the 2018 …

Android 9.0 P may integrate Dark Mode feature for OLED displays

Android 8.0 Oreo brought along light/dark theme shift dependent on your wallpaper’s hues, but only for Google’s new Pixel phones, while each and every device with OLED display could benefit from a true Dark Mode in its own right. 

You see, unlike LCDs, where the backlight shines with the same intensity no mater what color is displayed, the OLED display pixels are themselves the source of light, and when displaying white, in particular, they are lit with maximum current. Thus, OLEDs surpass LCDs in battery draw when displaying darker or more colorful imagery like movies, …

Huawei P20 Plus and P20 alleged battery sizes revealed, might come with OLED displays

Huawei is one of the big names that will have a presence at MWC 2018 in less than a week’s time, but sadly, you shouldn’t expect a new flagship to be unveiled at the large trade show. It has been confirmed for a while now that the third-largest smartphone manufacturer will reveal its flagship devices for the year, the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, at a separate event that will take place on March 27. That’s more than a month from now, but at least we already have a pretty good idea why we should be excited and what to expect from these two troopers.

Today, a new rumor comes …

Due to Apple iPhone X production cuts, Samsung faces a glut of OLED production capacity?

Because Apple announced that the average revenue per iPhone unit sold during the fiscal first quarter was higher than expected, it appeared that the iPhone X was selling better than believed. Prior to the earnings release, every other day we would get conflicting reports on how the tenth anniversary model was selling. This quarter, Apple has apparently scaled back production of its $1,000 handset, but whether the cut is as deep as feared is unknown.

A report recently published by Japan’s Nikkei says that Samsung has been hurt by Apple’s decision to cut production of the iPhone X. Samsung …

Et tu, Moto? Motorola patents bezel-less flexible OLED display gear

Motorola and Sony seem to be the last holdouts of the all-screen phone trend, as they keep churning out phones with juicy top and bottom bezels, but that may very soon change, judging from a recent Motorola patent.

Posted on February 8 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the patent in question shows a variety of nearly bezel-free and even foldable form factors, which can only be achieved by using flexible OLED screens with plastic substrates, like on Samsung’s Galaxy S or Note line of phones. 

There are also quite a few variations covered in the …

Apple, LG and Valve invest in a firm that will offer OLED microdisplays for VR and AR headsets

According to a filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple, LG and Valve are teaming up to invest $10 million in a firm called eMagin. The company produces microdisplays used in the healthcare, military and industrial businesses. However, the SEC filing includes a statement from eMagin that gives us a clue for the interest by the three aforementioned companies.

In the statement, eMagin says that it is in talks with “multiple Tier One consumer product companies” to develop and design microdisplays for headsets that would be used on consumer devices. These could include …