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Samsung Display will use cheaper materials for OLED displays on “budget” versions of the iPhone 14

Samsung Display intends to differentiate the quality of materials when releasing OLED panels for iPhone in 14 different price categories. According to a South Korean publication the electrthe most advanced set is used in the manufacture of more expensive iPhones, while the cheaper models use the materials of the previous generation.

    Image source: Samsung Display

Image source: Samsung Display

According to the publication, Samsung Display will supply OLED panels for all variants of the iPhone 14, while competitor LG Display will only supply two models. The set of materials usually includes a standardized selection of the chemical elements needed to make the plate. At Samsung, such collections for Galaxy and iPhone smartphones are now called M-series devices.

In 2017, the manufacturer used LT kits for the first iPhone with an OLED display, and then for the release of the iPhone X and iPhone XS, but since 2019 the company has been using M-series kits for its own and customer needs. In particular, the M11 set will be used when releasing panels for the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 14.

The new smartphones will use LTPS TFT OLED panels, which are less advanced than the LTPO TFT OLED technology used in more expensive models. Accordingly, for the production of panels designed for the flagship of the iPhone 14 series, M12 sets of materials are used.

The same set is used for the not yet released Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.By the way, when the panels for the flagships of the Galaxy S22 series were released, different sets of materials were also used – the M11 was used for Ultra and Plus -Set used while for the standard S22 — M10.

At LG, OLED material kits are referred to as the RS series. So the iPhone 14 with a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 14 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display have RS-L options. RS-K sets were used for the iPhone 13 series. It is known that LG Display will deliver LTPO TFT OLED panels for the iPhone 14 Pro Max for the first time.

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