Report: iPhone 11 to Share OLED Display Material with Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10

It is very typical for rumors, leaks, and reports to trickle in as we near this years iPhone launches. A new South Korea industry report claims that Apple is using the same OLED display panel materials as that used on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10.

The report mentions that iPhone 11 Pro variants will be using the M9 materials for OLED displays. The material used on Galaxy S10 and Note 10 is also codenamed M9. Obviously, both the devices are sharing a display that has “M9” material in common. It is not very surprising as Apple is replying on Samsung to manufacture the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays for the upcoming iPhones.

Apple is expected to launch the new devices at an event on September 10. That being said, the company is yet to send out invites. The upcoming iPhones are rumored to be named iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

You might be wondering why Apple is using the same set of materials for the iPhone 11 display. Well, this may have to do with practicality, yield, cost and many other factors. As we have already seen the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has shattered 13 records when it comes to a smartphone display. Apple is completely dependent on Samsung for OLED displays. Apparently, no other companies can produce OLED’s on a scale that Samsung can. In fact, Samsung had fined Apple $600m for failing to meet projected targets for OLED displays.

[via South Korea Industry Report]