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This last design from ConceptsiPhone as well is presented with dimensions quite similar with the iPhone 5. It has a battery light indicator seen on its bottom port. YouTube/ConceptsiPhone

We’ve been hearing a lot about Apple’s plan to shift from its patent LCD display technology to OLED displays likely to be seen in the iPhone 7 to be released next year. If deals materialize between Apple and Samsung, then the iPhone 8 could also get OLED displays sometime in 2018.

A high-ranking executive from Samsung Display made it quite evident by declaring all future iPhones will be equipped with Samsung’s OLED screens. He also said the South Korean giant recently spoke to Apple about supplying OLEDs for iPhones over the next few years. If things fall into place, the deal will help Samsung diversify its client base and display portfolio beyond Samsung Electronics and reach out to other clients, too.

So far, Samsung Display has been supplying its OLED displays to Galaxy flagship models. The company, however, needs to get more long-term contracts with trustworthy and major new customers if it wishes to expand its market.

Many argue, however, that LCD displays are easier to manufacture and are much cheaper than OLEDs so demand for this tech will stay strong, but critics foresee a much brighter future for OLED technology.

Samsung’s initiative that will see it supply Apple smartphones with OLED displays is a smart step towards ensuring perpetual growth, reports BGR. Right now, Apple gets the bulk of its screens, memory chips and processors from multiple vendors. The use of OLED technology will help replace LCD powered backlit screens and turn iPhones into more desirable handsets.

Apple has invested US$1.4 billion to build a plant run by Japan Display Inc. that’s to make and supply LCD screens from 2016. The rumour mill is abuzz the tech giant will reduce side bezel production for iPhones to create an edgy display.

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