Samsung Expected to Begin iPhone X Plus Display Production in May

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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.

Related Roundup: iPhone XS
Tags: Samsung, OLED

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32 months ago
Take my money now. I want the X Plus NOW! In gold or red
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32 months 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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32 months 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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32 months 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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32 months ago
Gimme dat X plus now :D
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32 months ago
So LG won't be manufacturing the X Plus displays as previously rumored? Nice!
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