Galaxy S9 display tops iPhone X for best ever


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Galaxy S9 is gorgeous, much like iPhone X.
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The iPhone X’s reign as the world’s best smartphone display ever has already been overthrown.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 has blown away the display experts at DisplayMate. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see if for your self, but Galaxy S9 matches or broke the record for display performance records, earning it DisplayMate’s highest rating ever.

Leaked images offer first glimpse at apparent iPhone X Plus display


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iPhone X Plus could pack a larger 6.5-inch OLED display.
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Leaked photos of an apparent iPhone X Plus display have been published on a Chinese forum.

The device is expected to get its official unveiling this fall alongside a refreshed iPhone X and a more affordable handset with an edge-to-edge LCD display. The leaked displays are said to be from a “production equipment trial run” by LG Display.

Falling iPhone X demand leaves Samsung Display in the lurch


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Samsung is suffering the brunt of falling iPhone X demand.
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Apple’s decision to slash iPhone X production has reportedly left Samsung looking for new customers to sell its OLED panels to.

Samsung ramped up production capacity in order to meet Apple’s demands, only to find itself sitting on excess production capacity now that Apple has reduced its iPhone X orders. While Samsung hopes to sell OLED displays to other manufacturers, many have been slow to adopt the technology due to the expense of changing from LCD screens.

Apple may ditch plans for one of its OLED iPhone models


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Apple is currently working on four different 2018 iPhones, a new report claims.
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Apple may be rethinking plans for the ratio of OLED to LCD iPhones for 2018, a new report claims.

Apple is reportedly developing four next-gen iPhone project simultaneously: a 5.7- to 5.8-inch LCD device, a 6.0- to 6.1-inch LCD device, a 6.0- to 6.1-inch OLED device, and a 6.4- to 6.5-inch OLED device. However, only three of these are likely to ship to users. The question, therefore, is which three.

2018’s entry-level iPhone might lack key features


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It will be harder to use your Verizon iPhone on other networks.
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Apple will cut key features from its upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone to reach a more affordable price tag, according to one reliable analyst.

The device, which is expected to look a lot like iPhone X, could cost as little as $700. But buyers will lose luxuries like a stainless steal frame, dual rear-facing cameras, and even 3D Touch.

Samsung faces even more challengers for iPhone OLED orders


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LG, Japan Display, and Sharp all went to get their own OLED orders from Apple.
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Samsung may currently be the only company to build OLED displays for the iPhone, but it faces a growing number of challengers going forward, a new report claims.

Not only is LG Display widely expected to become Apple’s second OLED producer in 2018, but other companies including Foxconn subsidiary Sharp and Japan Display are also keen to get a piece of the pie by becoming Apple’s third and fourth OLED suppliers.