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Samsung secures 100% of the 120Hz LTPO display orders for the iPhone 13 Pros

iPhone 13 Pro displays will be Samsung-made. (Source: Apple)
iPhone 13 Pro displays will be Samsung-made. (Source: Apple)
Apple is thought to finally introduce iPhones with 120 hertz (Hz) refresh rates with the successors to the 12 series. However, only their highest-end variants are thought to get LTPO OLED displays, which, according to the latest word on this subject, are to be made by Samsung. However, LG might take over in this department in 2022.

Many Apple fans may have been disappointed when the company failed to invent the 120Hz refresh-rate iPhone by 2020. However, recent leaks suggest that this situation might be rectified in the 13 series. It is believed that it will have 4 variants, and may thus mirror those of the current 12 line-up.

The latest reports also indicated that all of these upcoming iPhones will have OLED displays. However, only the 2 "13 Pro" models are predicted to get advanced low-temperature polycrystalline oxide- (LTPO) backed examples of these panels, whereas the others will make do with low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) screens.

A Korean tech blog now claims that Samsung Display will supply all of these LTPO panels. Therefore, the putative iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are now slated to get displays of similar quality to that of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (so long as they are manufactured in 2021, that is).

Should this pan out, it may eliminate the issues that can arise from a panel lottery among the units in question. On the other hand, it might also leave scope for a higher risk of other problems such as the green tint that has struck the iPhones 12 already. Then again, LG is also reportedly jockeying to cut into LTPO supply to Apple in 2022.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01- 8 (Update: 2021-01- 8)