Samsung Offers to Supply Foldable Displays to Apple and Google

In the wake of the launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has begun shopping around its foldable display technology to other companies. ETNews (Translate) reports that they have specifically provided samples to Apple and Google:

According to the industry on the 27th, Samsung Display made a set of foldable display and delivered it to Apple. This set, which is actually powered like a smartphone, has a 7.2-inch size foldable panel. 7.2 inches is 0.1 inches smaller than the Samsung Folder 'Galaxy Fold'.

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Samsung has historically been both supplier and competitor to Apple and other smartphone manufacturers and provides the OLED screens for Apple's top of the line iPhones. According to the report, Samsung doesn't intend to keep foldable technology to itself and is instead working to dominate as a supplier for the technology. Samsung is said to be able to produce about 2.4 million units a year at this time but is considering moving up to 10 million units a year depending on demand.

Apple has been known to be working on foldable display technology for years with patents on the implementation of similar technology. While there are ongoing rumors that Apple has been testing such technologies in the lab, Apple has not been speculated to implement the technology until 2020 at the earliest.

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Top Rated Comments

Heineken Avatar
25 months ago

This is good. When there’s healthy competition, everyone wins.

Why should Apple compete in this stupid segment?
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
25 months ago

Why should Apple compete in this stupid segment?

Because a phone that unfolds into a tablet is valuable to me. I know some people are dismissing it, but to me it’s innovative. Some things just need to be fine-tuned and improved.
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
25 months ago

Getting desperate.

Hardly. Makes sense as they supply the current OLED displays to Apple.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LordVic Avatar
25 months ago

They can't withhold something that Apple is not interested in at this time.

if Apple isn't interested, at least remotely, why are they trying out patents with it?
https://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/displays-flexible/

its' amazing how virtually all your posts have such inaccuracies that are Easily refuted. its like you're not even trying.

Now, wether they ever go forward is another take entirely. but clearly there's evidence apple has at least a passing interest in folding tech
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bladerunner2000 Avatar
25 months ago

Why should Apple compete in this stupid segment?

I'm going to save this comment once Apple releases their foldable phone. I'm 100% certain that once Apple does something, you'll be changing your tune.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LordVic Avatar
25 months ago

Cool, but people don't understand what the word means. That's the problem. Innovation is what changes your life in a meaningful way. Foldable display in a phone is simply not that. It's a cool feature of the phone.

again you speak, but grossly innacurately.

No, Innovation does NOT require meaningful change to your life for it to be innovative. NOR does innovation require any measure of sales or adoption for it to exist.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/innovation

All Innovation is, is a NEW method to accomplish a task in a unique or different way than methods that came before.

your attempt to call someone out for misusing a word while actually misusing the word your self was cute.

can I give you some advice. next time you post. research your post before you press reply.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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