6.1-Inch iPhone SE 4 OLED Panel to Be Supplied by China's BOE

Apple partner BOE will supply the OLED displays for the fourth-generation iPhone SE, which is expected to be released next year, according to The Elec.

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China-based BOE reportedly missed the initial volume of OLED panels destined for this year's iPhone 15 series due to production issues, with Samsung and LG claiming the majority of orders. Now it is looking to make up for it by focusing on OLED panel production for the low-cost iPhone SE 4. The volume of OLED panels for the iPhone SE 4 is estimated to be around 20 million next year.

Rather than applying new specifications, the iPhone SE 4 is expected to use OLED inventory originally put in place for 2021's iPhone 13 or 2022's iPhone 14. "It makes sense for Apple to optimize by leveraging component inventory, as it is an entry-level product," adds the machine language-translated Korean report.

Apple has restarted development of a fourth-generation iPhone SE with a 6.1-inch OLED display and an Apple-designed 5G chip, according to the information shared by reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last month.

Kuo said the new iPhone SE will be similar to the standard iPhone 14, which features a 6.1-inch OLED display with thinner bezels. The current iPhone SE is equipped with a 4.7-inch LCD display with thicker bezels.

Following the report on Kuo, reputable display analyst Ross Young said he had heard that the iPhone SE 4 will use an OLED panel from BOE, and today's report corroborates this information.

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Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
18 months ago
they could also just continue to sell the iPhone 13 next year on an additional discount? What a waste of resources
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ColdShadow Avatar
18 months ago
sad to see Apple is cheaping out full force..
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
azentropy Avatar
18 months ago

they could also just continue to sell the iPhone 13 next year on an additional discount? What a waste of resources
I agree mostly, but I think they may be doing it to have an entry level USB-C device.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SpotOnT Avatar
18 months ago
Uggg. Was hoping Apple would keep one phone without PWM….
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SmugMaverick Avatar
18 months ago
They're forced into this, they were going to release a XR with 5G and new chip but the SE 3 got utterly slaughtered in sales and non bias media reviews because of the 8 year old design, dated 720p LCD display and puny little camera.

While Google, Samsung and others released FHD OLED equipped phones at cheaper prices and the rest of the world isn't locked into iMessage peer pressure like America and will happily buy value for money in the current climate.

Something Apple needed to learn a lesson and now they're rushing to flog this left over iPhone 13 but rebranded and probably at a higher price.

I hope it tanks.

Should be a 13 Mini with a new chip, 3 colours (midnight, starlight, red) and same price, stop letting them rip people off with mid level specs at premium prices.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
75Batt Avatar
18 months ago

They're forced into this, they were going to release a XR with 5G and new chip but the SE 3 got utterly slaughtered in sales and non bias media reviews because of the 8 year old design, dated 720p LCD display and puny little camera.

While Google, Samsung and others released FHD OLED equipped phones at cheaper prices and the rest of the world isn't locked into iMessage peer pressure like America and will happily buy value for money in the current climate.

Something Apple needed to learn a lesson and now they're rushing to flog this left over iPhone 13 but rebranded and probably at a higher price.

I hope it tanks.

Should be a 13 Mini with a new chip, 3 colours (midnight, starlight, red) and same price, stop letting them rip people off with mid level specs at premium prices.
Make your mind up. You want it to tank then you describe what you want and it’s the same as what’s runoured except for the size.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)