We are all excited about the upcoming iPhone 12 series. Many new features have arrived and become the norm since the launch of the iPhone 11 series. Higher refresh rate and 5G are two of the features appearing on 2020 smartphones and we expect the iPhone series 12 will have them. Speaking of the screen, Will we see a change this year and receive OLED screens on all iPhone 12 models?
As you may know, one of the controversies in which Apple is always involved is the use of LCD panels in their smartphones. To recall, the $ 700 iPhone XR came with an LCD screen under the fancy “Liquid Retina” Branding. The same goes for last year’s iPhone 11, meanwhile, companies usually launch OLED panels at this price. OLED or organic light emitting diode is more energy efficient and at the same time is more intense in contrast and produces deeper blacks than liquid crystal displays.
Yes, OLED screens!
Fortunately, things will be different this time around, as all four iPhone 12 5G models will feature OLED screens. The range includes iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The next question that arises, however, is which construction Apple will follow. As you know, the largest supplier of OLED panels is none other than Samsung and they also supply panels to Apple. However, Apple may opt for BOE, the screen maker based in China. The reason behind choosing the Chinese screen maker is clear, they want to reduce their dependence on their biggest competitor. And another reason is that Samsung OLED screens are more expensive than the BOE.
Apple choosing OLED screens for composition is great, but a company will lose a lot of that decision. Japan Display will be more affected by this decision. As 60% of its revenue came from sales of LCD panels to Apple. However, the report only mentions “5G” models and the previous ones rumors was that there will also be LTE variants of the iPhone 12 that will have LCD screens.
But the notch is here to stay!
A reliable source says Nikki «The four new iPhones will all be equipped with flexible OLED screens. However, there will still be a notch or margin on the top of the iPhone because Apple could not integrate the Face ID section on the screen«. It was already visual that we might not see a full screen on the iPhone from now on. As you know, Apple uses 3D face recognition as its primary unlock feature. And it requires a lot of space compared to a single selfie sensor. If they choose a face ID on the screen, then we will be able to see more screen, but this seems unlikely at the moment.
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