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Apple may Add Quick and Ultra-Smooth Displays to Make iPhones More Gaming-Centric

Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020, and is discussing

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Both LG and Samsung are known to be the two biggest suppliers of smartphone AMOLED displays in the world. Pixabay

To make its devices more gaming-centric, Apple may add quick and ultra-smooth displays to its 2020 line-up of iPhones, for which the company is currently in discussion with Samsung and LG.

Both LG and Samsung are known to be the two biggest suppliers of smartphone AMOLED displays in the world.

“Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020, and is discussing with Samsung and LG,” a reliable Apple tipster, Ice Universe, tweeted on Sunday.

By “switchable 60Hz/120Hz”, it is presumed that next year’s iPhones would be able to switch to a 60Hz refresh rate whenever static images are displayed in order to conserve battery, Tech Radar reported.

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To make its devices more gaming-centric, Apple may add quick and ultra-smooth displays to its 2020 line-up of iPhones, for which the company is currently in discussion with Samsung and LG. Pixabay

If true, this would not be the first time that the iPhone-maker would be releasing mobile devices with 120Hz displays.

Lacking the OLED screen technology and supporting the LED Retina ProMotion displays, all of Apple’s 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads released since 2017 boasted ultra-fast refresh rates.

The OLED screens come with several benefits such as individually-lit pixels, perfect blacks and low power consumption.

More details about the screen technology Apple plans on using for its 2020 iPhones remain undisclosed as of now.

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Next year, the company is expected to launch four devices with 5G compatibility and advanced 3D sensing camera technology.

The new line-up would help the company sell 195 million units in 2020, up from an estimated 180 million in 2019, the media has reported.

Currently, Apple is preparing for the launch of this year’s iPhone 11 handsets in September. (IANS)

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Samsung Display Cuts LCD Production to Focus on QD-OLED

Its home rival LG Electronics Inc. has also been shifting its focus from LCD to OLED panels to boost its bottom line amid a flood of cheap Chinese LCD panels in the market

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

Cutting down on the production of liquid crystal displays (LCD) by Samsung Display Co., in response to dropping profits, can also be seen as the company’s move to shift its focus to a new type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel, industry officials said on Wednesday.

The display making subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. has trimmed LCD production at its Asan factory, about 100 km south of Seoul, while preparing a large-scale investment for Quantum Dot (QD) OLED panels, a type of hybrid display that uses both OLED and quantum dot technology, according to them.

“We have adjusted production in some of the LCD lines due to rising deficits amid a global supply glut but haven’t yet confirmed investment plans for QD-OLED panels,” a Samsung Display official said, asking not to be named, Yonhap news agency reported.

“It has become an inevitable industry trend as other LCD makers are decreasing supplies amid a sharp fall in prices.”

Some industry watchers speculated that Samsung will soon stop some LCD lines and announce an investment plan for QD-OLED panels to focus on a more profitable segment.

Samsung Display, a leading smartphone OLED panel maker, already uses its QD technology for premium TVs and is well-positioned to develop the new type of display.

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Samsung declined to disclose its sales target for the new Note series, but said it expected to achieve higher sales volume than the predecessor Note 9 models. Pixabay

“Samsung Display is expected to phase out its LCD line at its Asan factory, realign its large display business and speed up its push for QD-OLED ” Kim Dong-won, an analyst at KB Research, said noting that QD-OLED investment will be over 10 trillion won ($8.3 billion).

If the investment plan is confirmed, it would be the first in seven years for Samsung Display to produce OLED panels for TVs. The firm had supplied 55-inch OLED panels to Samsung Electronics in 2012, but it halted production in the next year due to a low yield rate.

Samsung Display suffered a deficit of 61 billion won on sales of 11.8 trillion won in the first half of this year, its financial report showed.

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Its home rival LG Electronics Inc. has also been shifting its focus from LCD to OLED panels to boost its bottom line amid a flood of cheap Chinese LCD panels in the market.

In a conference call last month, its display making unit LG Display Co. said it has transformed two of three of eighth-generation LCD lines to OLED manufacturing and is considering halting its last remaining line depending on the market situation. (IANS)