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Samsung’s unbreakable phone display: Watch the hammer hit it

Samsung’s unbreakable phone display: Watch the hammer hit it

This morning the folks at Samsung Display announced the certification of their new "Unbreakable Panel" by Underwriters Laboratories. "The fortified plastic window is especially suitable for portable electronic devices not only because of its unbreakable characteristics," said Hojung Kim, general manager of the Communication Team, Samsung Display Company, "but also because of its lightweight, transmissivity and hardness, which are all very similar to glass."

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Apple wants cheaper OLED panels from Samsung

Apple wants cheaper OLED panels from Samsung

Apple's next generation iPhone collection likely has OLED panels at its heart. Evidence appeared today in industry sources speaking about Samsung's OLED production levels and an apparent request from Apple to reduce prices on said OLED panels. These panels are likely headed toward more than one iPhone to be revealed later this year, in between 1 and 3 models, all aimed at 2018 release.

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Why iPhone X “weak demand” hits Samsung more than Apple

Why iPhone X “weak demand” hits Samsung more than Apple

Slashed iPhone X production has forced Samsung to cut its OLED output, according to new reports out of South Korea, highlighting the supply chain impact that Apple's focus on device pricing over sales volume has already had in 2018. The smartphone, launched in late 2017, is Apple's first handset to use OLED rather than LCD for its display, allowing the iPhone X to dramatically slim its bezels compared to earlier phones.

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Samsung’s flying display drone is like a floating tablet

Samsung’s flying display drone is like a floating tablet

You can't have a good futuristic dystopian city without huge flying displays, and so thankfully Samsung is apparently working on just such an idea. The company's Samsung Display screen-focused arm is usually responsible for OLED panels on smartphones like the upcoming Galaxy S9 or curved screens for huge 4K TVs, but now it's looking to the skies.

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2018 iPhone X 6.5-inch with LG Display OLED tipped

2018 iPhone X 6.5-inch with LG Display OLED tipped

Apple's 2018 iPhone range will include a 6.5-inch iPhone with a different screen supplier than that of the current iPhone X, according to reports out of South Korea this week. Apple currently has one OLED iPhone in its line-up, the iPhone X, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus remain with the LCD technology that the Cupertino firm has used some variation of since the original iPhone.

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The iPhone X has the best smartphone display around

The iPhone X has the best smartphone display around

With all the attention on OLED screens lately, all eyes - no pun intended - have been on the iPhone X's first use of the technology. While the early feedback from reviewers has been glowing, it's now time for the panel experts to weigh in, and if you're Apple the news is good. Turns out, Samsung Display has made the iPhone X a very good screen.

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Samsung’s CEO just resigned over “unprecedented crisis”

Samsung’s CEO just resigned over “unprecedented crisis”

Samsung Electronic may have announced record profits in its most recent quarter, but that isn't stopping its CEO from resigning. Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon announced his intention to leave the company - including stepping down from his position on the Board of Directors - today. The unexpected move came, Kwon said, as Samsung faced "unprecedented crisis."

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Apple foldable OLED iPhone ditches Samsung

Apple foldable OLED iPhone ditches Samsung

Even though the iPhone X isn't even here yet, new rumors are looking into the future of the brand - far into the future, as a matter of fact. Apple is said to be working on a new foldable iPhone, but such a device may not be here for a few years yet. That may put Apple at a disadvantage, considering Samsung is expected to reveal a new foldable phone next year.

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iPhone 8 OLED : Samsung Display points to biggest launch ever

iPhone 8 OLED : Samsung Display points to biggest launch ever

This week the folks at Samsung Display are reported to be ramping up production of OLED displays for Apple's next iPhone. That device, commonly referred to as the iPhone 8 until Apple's official reveal, will quite likely take advantage of Samsung Display's biggest increase in OLED display production in its short history. While Apple's launch of the iPhone 8 could potentially cannibalize iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus sales (those devices also likely part of Apple's next event reveal), this may well be Apple's biggest iPhone launch ever.

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Samsung is on the rise, and iPhone 8 will only help it

Samsung is on the rise, and iPhone 8 will only help it

Samsung has reported record Q2 earnings and is preparing for Apple's iPhone to buoy it even further, putting the flaming Note 7 debacle resolutely behind it. Preliminary operating income for the South Korean company reached $12bn in the three months between April and June 2017, Samsung confirmed, comfortably outperforming market expectations. Meanwhile, its strong position in the supply chain of other device-makers signals the second half of the year will be just as impressive.

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As iPhone 8 starts OLED journey, Apple leaving nothing to chance

As iPhone 8 starts OLED journey, Apple leaving nothing to chance

Apple is moving to lock down supplies of one of the most important components for its next-generation iPhone, reportedly pumping cash into LG Display in return for parts exclusivity. The Cupertino firm is, so South Korean sources are reporting, weighing a considerable investment into one of LG Display's production lines, which would be earmarked entirely for Apple's needs. In doing so, Apple could help further shift its reliance away from Samsung.

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iPhone 8’s humongous release tipped to force Samsung Display hand

iPhone 8’s humongous release tipped to force Samsung Display hand

OLED displays are coming in hot for Apple's next smartphone and in no place is it more apparent than Samsung Display's factories. At least right here before manufacturing begins in earnest, a report from South Korea-based ET News says that Samsung Display's latest move is to convert an ASA LCD factory to OLED for one reason only. That is making room for the capacity needed to create the iPhone 8 - or iPhone Pro, or whatever you'd like to call it. Just don't call it a comeback - or an iPhone 7s, which will come with an LCD panel, more than likely.

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