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LG and Samsung tipped to supply Apple with OLED displays for iPhone 13 series; 120 Hz and LTPO panels already in production

Apple is expected to use two displays types on this year's iPhone 13 series. (Image source: Dusan Jovic)
Apple is expected to use two displays types on this year's iPhone 13 series. (Image source: Dusan Jovic)
According to a report, Samsung has started manufacturing LTPO and 120 Hz displays, presumably for the iPhone 13 Pro series. The pair are expected to arrive in September alongside the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. All iPhone 13 models are believed to have OLED displays.

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According to past rumours, Apple remains on track to announce the iPhone 13 series in September, the month when the company typically unveils new iPhones. To that end, TSMC has reputedly started producing the A15 Bionic, the presumed SoC for the iPhone 13 series. Now, The Elec reports that the display's for Apple's next smartphones are already being manufactured, too.

Specifically, the South Korean website claims that Samsung started producing iPhone-bound displays in mid-April. Apparently, these are 120 Hz, LTPO and OLED panels, but they are only expected to arrive only in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. It is unknown how Apple will market these displays. However, we would not be surprised if it re-uses the ProMotion branding from the iPad Pro series.

These LTPO panels are thought to offer 30 Hz to 120 Hz refresh rates, thereby reducing power consumption in content not optimised for 120 Hz. For example, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max could drop their refresh rates to 30 Hz or 60 Hz when displaying videos.

By contrast, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are expected to feature LTPS and OLED panels from LG and Samsung. These will be 60 Hz displays, distinguishing the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini from their Pro siblings. According to The Elec, Samsung will supply Apple with up to 130 million OLED panels this year, with another 50 million sourced from LG.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-06- 1 (Update: 2021-06- 1)