Samsung offers foldable display technology to companies such as Google and Apple
Monday March 4, 2019. 12:15 PM , from Power Page
Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy fold and given the new hype around smartphones with foldable phones, Samsung has apparently provided sample units to both Apple and Google.
According to the industry on the 27th, Samsung Display made a set of foldable display and delivered it to Apple. This set, which is actually powered like a smartphone, has a 7.2-inch size foldable panel. 7.2 inches is 0.1 inches smaller than the Samsung Folder ‘Galaxy Fold’.
Samsung has historically acted as both a supplier and competitor to Apple and other manufacturers for years now. The company currently provides OLED screens and other parts for Apple’s iPhones. Per the report, Samsung is looking to dominate the industry as a supplier for the technology, as opposed to keeping the product for itself. Samsung is said to be able to produced about 2.4 million units a year at this time but is considering moving up to 10 million units a year depending on demand.
Apple is thought to have been working on a foldable display technology for years, the company currently holding patents on similar technologies. While there are ongoing rumors that Apple has been testing such technologies in the lab, Apple has not been speculated to implement the technology until 2020 at the earliest.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.
Via MacRumors and ETNews
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