Get ready for a major upgrade in the affordable iPhone market as Apple may be dropping its usual OLED display suppliers, Samsung and LG, for the upcoming iPhone SE 4. According to The Elec, Chinese supplier BOE is expected to be the new source for the phone’s OLED display.
This move is part of Apple’s plan to completely move away from old LCD technology and bring OLED displays to all of its smartphones. Currently, the iPhone SE 3 is the only phone in Apple’s lineup that doesn’t use an OLED display panel, but the fourth-generation iPhone SE, set to launch next year, will be changing that.
Interestingly, the iPhone SE 4 OLED will use the same 6.1-inch 1170 x 2532 panel with the same 60Hz refresh rate as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14, as BOE has apparently dropped the ball with its allotment of iPhone 15 panels for later in the year.
But that’s not all. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will launch an affordable option based on the iPhone 14 design in 2024 and that the company will adopt an in-house 5G baseband chip for the project. This is part of Apple’s effort to lessen its reliance on third-party component suppliers, such as Qualcomm, and bring all chip design in-house.
All in all, the iPhone SE 4 is shaping up to be one of Apple’s most interesting phones of recent years. Stay tuned for more updates as we eagerly await its arrival.