During a university conference, the president of Sharp announced that his company is ready to collaborate with Apple to supply OLED panels
In what is truly a war of the worlds, screen construction technology has always been one of the major elements of difference between Samsung and Apple. While the Galaxy mounted SuperAMOLED displays, the iPhones stuck to LCD displays.
That is, at least, until the iPhone 7. According to what has been said by the president of Sharp, a leading company in the field of screens for smartphones and passed into the hands of Foxconn (Apple's historical supplier) in early 2016 for $6 billion, the house of Cupertino would prepare for the historic transition. The iPhone 8, expected in three different sizes, should in fact mount OLED panels: it would thus retire the old technology and Apple would align itself with the choices of its direct competitor. According to the president Sharp, the transition to OLED technology (which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode) would allow the Californian company to return to innovate and win new audiences.
Words certainly strong, but which are justified by the technological advantages that OLED could provide in the design and manufacture of the new Apple Phone. A panel made of organic diodes, in fact, ensures greater brightness and greater color depth: this would translate into more vivid and realistic images than the current ones. OLED panels, moreover, are more "malleable" and allow the creation of curved screens (as already seen, for example, in the Edge models of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S7) or smartphones with edge-to-edge displays (as recently shown by Xiaomi with the Mi Mix).