South Korea’s Samsung Display intends to use the M12 set of materials to produce displays for all next-gen iPhones. The M12 set is used for the bezels of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, while the lower end of the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus uses the older M11.
It’s also reported that the new models of Samsung flexible smartphones set to premiere later this year will also use the M12 – the same one used to make the displays used in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are installed.
At the same time, Samsung Display is creating a new range of components called the M13 for customers other than Apple. According to sources, this set of materials will be used in particular in the displays of Google’s flexible smartphones, which will also be presented later this year. The M14 is being developed for Apple, but is designed for smartphones that are not expected to be released until 2024. The exact reasons for using different sets of materials are unknown. This is likely at the request of Apple, a leading Samsung Display customer.
However, not all iPhone 15 series displays will be identical despite using the same materials. The flagship variants of the series will use panels based on low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) and cheaper low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) panels.
It is known that Samsung Display will supply OLED panels for all iPhone 15 models, while LG Display will only supply the most expensive models. China’s BOE is set to become the third supplier, but only for budget models if it manages to produce OLEDs with holes for cameras of acceptable quality, and the company has struggled with that so far.