Based on a recent report that was posted online by ETNews, Samsung has apparently offered to supply its foldable displays to both Google and Apple. According to a post made by MacRumors, the South Korean company has already provided the two companies with some display samples.
Samsung is planning to supply the whole world with flexible displays
At the moment, we know that Samsung has already provided Apple with OLED displays for its flagship iPhones. But it seems that the company also wants to start sharing its foldable displays. As surprising as it may sound, Samsung does not intend to keep the flexible display technology only to itself. The new report mentions that the company is in fact considering becoming the leading supplier of foldable displays on a global level.
This is what the new report says, “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’.”
As far as we know at the present time, the South Korean company can produce more than 2.4 million foldable display units annually and it intends to reach an amount of 10 million units per year in the near future, depending also on the demand.
Apple is expected to implement foldable displays starting with 2020
As far as Apple is concerned, the tech giant has been known to work on foldable display technology for a while. Over the years, we’ve seen several patents for flexible displays being filed out by the company. There have been also some recent rumors suggesting that Apple has been already testing such technology. Nevertheless, the company is not expected to implement this new technology until at least 2020.
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