Apple may be working on an iPhone with a foldable 8 “screen, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It would be a flexible OLED screen from Samsung with a qhd + resolution. The foldable would be released in 2023.
Kuo said in March that Apple would be working on a foldable iPhone, but the analyst released a report on Monday with new details, MacRumors writes. Kuo expects Apple to ship 15 to 20 million foldable iPhones by 2023. In his own words, he bases this on the production capacity requested by Apple from screen manufacturers.
The OLED panels would be supplied exclusively by Samsung Display, while that company’s semiconductor division would produce the display driver ICs. The screens would also use the silver nanowire touch technology from Taiwanese TPK Holdings, “because of its various advantages over Samsung’s Y-Octa technology.”
Rumors have been circulating for some time about the arrival of a foldable iPhone. In addition to Kuo’s earlier message, at the end of last year there was a rumor that Apple had sent prototypes of such smartphones to manufacturer Foxconn. Analyst Jon Prosser already stated in June that Apple would have an iPhone prototype with “more than one screen”.
In the coming years, more and more smartphone makers are expected to release foldable screen phones. Analyst firm DSCC predicted in March that the number of foldables will increase sharply in the second half of this year. Xiaomi, Google and Oppo, among others, would be working on such phones, the analyst firm predicted. According to previous rumors, Samsung will also come with three different foldable smartphones this year.