We have got everything, like Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recogntion, Face ID, Iris Scanner, Heartbeat sensor. But what's next we could implement in a smartphone? Yes, Apple has thought a very new idea of making Foldable iPhones and thus they are collaborating with LG. The all new foldable iPhones would be available by 2020, says report. But is it really true? Will they be able to make it in a short span of time? Let's see what we have got for you:
Apple Foldable iPhones (Foldable OLED Screen):
Apple is reportedly working with LG Display, a display solutions arm of LG, on a foldable iPhone. A report out of South Korea claims that LG Display has created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for an iPhone model likely to be launched in 2020. The report adds LG Innotek is also working on developing flexible printed circuit board or RFPCB for the foldable iPhones.
When will Foldable iPhones be available?
The report claims that the panel production will start from 2020. That may mean Apple could postpone its iPhone launch that year. However, the report adds that foldable display panel production for iPhones may start by early 2019.
Samsung is also planning to make Galaxy Note 10 a foldable smartphone:
Samsung, however, seems to have an edge over Apple when it comes to foldable smartphones . The rumoured Galaxy X featuring foldable display is said to launch next year. The company currently is supplying first batch of foldable panels to some Chinese handset makers as well as to its parent company.
LG working on OLED Panels:
The report adds that LG has been working on its own foldable OLED panels for years, and is reportedly improving its durability as well as yield rate. For those unaware, Samsung is currently the sole supplier of OLED panels for the iPhone X. The report adds that Samsung can be expected to be supplier of displays for Apple next year too. LG is said to be working on a new production plant in Paju, South Korea, dubbed E6. Some sources claim that Apple may invest in LG's new plant to beef up OLED panel production though details are yet to be finalised.