Samsung Expected to Begin iPhone X Plus Display Production in May

Samsung will begin manufacturing OLED displays for a new iPhone X and iPhone X Plus next month, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News.

Mockup of iPhone X and iPhone X Plus alongside iPhone 7 Plus via Reddit user SpaceKonk

The report claims Samsung will restart its production line in May, with plans to double its production capacity in June. The timeline appears to be slightly ahead of schedule, as it was supposedly believed that Samsung would not begin production until the end of June, or the beginning of the third quarter.

The report is a good sign that Apple's widely rumored trio of 2018 smartphones will be released simultaneously, including a new iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus, and a mid-range LCD model with Face ID. The new smartphone lineup will likely be announced in early September and available to order later in the month.

This would contrast with Apple's staggered release of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X last year. While all three models were unveiled in September, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders began September 15, while iPhone X pre-orders didn't begin until October 27, nearly a month and a half later.

The delayed launch of the iPhone X was attributed to reported production challenges with the TrueDepth camera system powering Face ID. Those issues have since been resolved, and shouldn't have any effect on the 2018 launch.

All in all, getting your hands on Apple's flagship new smartphone may be quicker and easier this fall. But, as with any iPhone launch, pre-order availability will likely be limited, so early adopters will probably still need to act fast.

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Tags: Samsung, OLED


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22 weeks ago
Take my money now. I want the X Plus NOW! In gold or red
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22 weeks ago
So LG won't be manufacturing the X Plus displays as previously rumored? Nice!
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22 weeks ago

There have been rumours that the prices of the 'X' iPhones will get lower in 2018, with the iPhone X Plus taking over the $999 price point and the iPhone X.2 getting cheaper to maybe $899. And possibly the 6.2" LCD iPhone slotting in at $799. There have been no rumours of an iPhone 8s (and 8s Plus), thus the iPhone 8 could be kept in the lineup as usual for $100 less than today, ie, at $599 and iPhone 8 Plus at $699:

iPhone 8: $599
iPhone 8 Plus: $699
iPhone 6.2" LCD: $799
iPhone X.2: $899
iPhone X Plus: $999


I just hope the $100 difference is just a bigger screen on the X+ along with battery size. Feature parity would be nice.
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22 weeks ago
Gimme dat X plus now :D
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22 weeks ago
I cant wait for the X Plus this X is to small going from plus size phones i cant wait :)
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22 weeks ago
With an expected $1,100+ price, I don't think this phone will be in HIGH demand. I know some people are looking forward to it, but jeez, the thought of spending $1100+ on a smartphone is borderline ridiculous! It's just really hard to process that. The LCD iPhone will probably sell well, though.
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22 weeks ago

With an expected $1,100+ price, I don't think this phone will be in HIGH demand. I know some people are looking forward to it, but jeez, the thought of spending $1100+ on a smartphone is borderline ridiculous! It's just really hard to process that. The LCD iPhone will probably sell well, though.

There have been rumours that the prices of the 'X' iPhones will get lower in 2018, with the iPhone X Plus taking over the $999 price point and the iPhone X.2 getting cheaper to maybe $899. And possibly the 6.2" LCD iPhone slotting in at $799. There have been no rumours of an iPhone 8s (and 8s Plus), thus the iPhone 8 could be kept in the lineup as usual for $100 less than today, ie, at $599 and iPhone 8 Plus at $699:

iPhone 8: $599
iPhone 8 Plus: $699
iPhone 6.2" LCD: $799
iPhone X.2: $899
iPhone X Plus: $999
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22 weeks ago

Won’t be buying an Apple product with a Samsuck screen!!!!


Samsung’s OLED panels are some of the best in the industry and they have refined OLED nicely Over the years. It seems you have more of an issue with Samsung in general based off your posting in this thread.

Hence:

And all those component designs were stolen from Apple because Samsuck steals everything.


Sorry I don’t support thieving thieves who steal ideas, product design, and just about everything else from Apple.


There is no way to actually determine if Samsung steals ideas from Apple, being that we don’t know the timeline of how advanced they are working on certain technology in comparison to Apple. Apple is usually late to release their hardware and features, with Samsung usually being first. So there is not much truth saying Apple is stealing ideas from Apple. Especially given the Apple also shares concepts from Samsung. And for the record, I’m an Apple user and I’m seeing both sides of the spectrum.
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22 weeks ago

I wish they’d keep Touch ID. I’m guessing Face ID doesn’t work if you’re unlocking your phone in the dark, a frequent occurrence for some, myself included.


FaceID works perfectly fine in the dark.
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22 weeks ago
Limited.. I don't think that's really going to be the case anymore. Sure things will sellout, but within a week you'll be able snag them. Same with the X, I didn't even bother preordering. Could pick up in store the same day of release easily. Though I won't be upgrading this year, there's no longer a reason to buy yearly anymore.
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