Samsung has already started working on a bendable smartphone “Galaxy X” which may be launched next year. And now there is a report which says that even Apple has started working on a foldable iPhone.
The Investor, a Korean website reported this news that Apple has collaborated with LG to develop the foldable iPhone. The reason is quite obvious that Apple doesn’t wish to work with its rival company who are also working on the same project.
According to The Bell, LG Display made a task force to create the foldable OLED screen for the iPhone. The production of foldable iPhone will most likely start in 2020.
LG started manufacturing the OLED panels at its E5 Plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province. It is also reported that LG has finished working on its own foldable OLED panel prototype and now are working to upgrade the longevity of the product.
"Amid Samsung's near monopoly in mobile OLED production, Apple has been strengthening its partnership with LG Display, its long-time LCD partner," the report added.
Samsung OLEDs are said to be the best in town. According to the analysts of UBI research said that this year, the South Korean conglomerate will hold almost 89 percent of the AMOLED (active matrix OLED) display panel market.
The Samsung “Galaxy X” will probably be presented at the CES Consumer Show in January 2018.
iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5, LG V30 and Vivo X9s are some of the handsets which feature the OLED screens.