“Apple is widely rumored to release its first iPhone with an OLED display next year,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.
“In a new research note, [KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo] said the much-rumored premium iPhone model will indeed have a 5.8-inch OLED panel, but with a smaller actual active display area of between 5.1 and 5.2 inches,” Rossignol reports. “Kuo said this is for ‘specific design purposes,’ which likely points towards a wraparound or flexible display of some sort.”
We predict OLED iPhone will adopt a 5.7-5.8” flexible OLED panel (with Samsung (KR) as the exclusive supplier). Nonetheless, for ‘specific design purposes’, the actual active area may be around 5.1-5.2”. Other than the OLED model, we expect Apple to launch new 4.7” and 5.5” TFT-LCD iPhone models. — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
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