According to a recent report, both the iPhone 14 Pro and the standard iPhone 14 will have next-generation OLED panels that are unmatched in the industry. Even while Samsung will supply the majority of the iPhone 14’s panels, they will be superior to those used by Samsung for this year’s Galaxy S22 flagship. However, it’s possible that the information wasn’t totally true.
According to a recent report, the next-generation OLED material, which Samsung hasn’t even used on its own phones yet, will only be available on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. According to rumors, the Galaxy S22 and iPhone 14 versions would both use the same OLED material.
Comparing the displays of the iPhone 14 Pro with the iPhone 14,
We already know what to anticipate in terms of display performance from the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, even without any iPhone 14 rumors. OLED panels will be present on all four smartphones, but they won’t be the same.
Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLEDs will be used in the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus/Max. These panels have a fixed refresh rate of 60 Hz.
Low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) TFT OLED panels will be used in the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro models. ProMotion, Apple’s dynamic refresh rate that allows frequencies between 10Hz and 120Hz, is supported by these screens.
In light of recent iPhone 14 speculations, we anticipate enhanced LTPO panels for the Pro versions. Apple should allow for a refresh rate as low as 1Hz so that consumers may have always-on functionality.
Additionally, according to iPhone 14 rumors, the Pro versions would have OLED displays with pill and holes. The standard devices will maintain the same notch that the iPhone 13 does.
An industry insider recently said that Samsung’s new M12 OLED material will be used in the iPhone 14 models’ panels. As a result, display performance in terms of color accuracy and energy economy will increase. The speculations, which said Samsung had chosen against adopting the most recent M12 OLED panels in the Galaxy S22, surfaced in mid-February.
In doing so, Samsung was able to lower the price of the Galaxy S22. Still, it’s been claimed that Samsung continues to provide Apple with M12 OLED panels for the iPhone 14 series.
OLED screen material for the future
The Elec’s most recent report clarifies the situation. The M12 OLED panels were referenced on the same Korean website in February. Apple will now reportedly purchase M12 and M11 OLED screens for its iPhone 14 models, according to The Elec.
According to the leak, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus/Max would use the M11 OLED screen technology. M11 OLED panels are also seen in the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Plus. The entry-level Galaxy S22 uses M10 pixel materials on an even older OLED display.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will use M12 OLED panels. Samsung is reportedly going to adopt M12, a more costly material, for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4’s foldable OLED panels.
Additionally, LG will employ several OLED display components for the iPhone. LG refers to its OLED component set as RS. The newest OLED material, according to the Elec, is known as RS-L. According to rumors, this is the M12’s counterpart, and LG will provide RS-L screens for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 already has RS-K screens from LG.
Interestingly, LG will also supply RS-L panels for the regular iPhone 14. While the differences between M12 and RS-L are unclear, iPhone 14 models featuring LG panels should still get LTPS screens running at 60Hz. It’s just the iPhone 14 Pro Max that will utilize the LTPO variant.