• Home
  • Mobiles
  • iPhone Battery Life Could Be Improved Due to Samsung Switching to New OLED Material: Report

iPhone Battery Life Could Be Improved Due to Samsung Switching to New OLED Material: Report

An analyst has predicted that Samsung's next-generation OLED technology is unlikely to be ready for the next two years.

iPhone Battery Life Could Be Improved Due to Samsung Switching to New OLED Material: Report

We might not see Samsung's new OLED technology on an iPhone until 2026

  • Samsung is reportedly working on more efficient OLED materials
  • OLED panels manufactured with the new material could boost battery life
  • Apple could use the new OLED panels in its iPhone 18 series of phones

Apple's future iPhone models could offer greater power efficiency, due to a change in how Samsung produces the OLED panels used on Apple's smartphones, according to a report. The South Korean tech firm is reportedly planning on introducing a new material while manufacturing its OLED panels that could lower their power consumption. The technology is expected to be ready by 2026, which means the iPhone 18 might be the first iPhone that will feature the modified OLED panel from Samsung.

The Elec reports (in Korean) that UBI Research Deputy Director Daejeong Yoon stated that the Samsung's display division was "actively developing" blue phosphorescent materials that are expected to increase light production from the company's OLED panels. The analyst was speaking at the H2 2023 UBI Research Analyst Seminar held in Seoul on Tuesday.

The new blue phosphorescent materials have reportedly been added to a set of components called B1 — Samsung Display's components currently include red and green phosphorous materials, and the use of blue phosphorescent materials in place of fluorescent materials could increase the brightness and power efficiency of OLED panels manufactured in the future.

However, it could be a while before an OLED panel, manufactured with components that use the new blue phosphorescent material, is released. The analyst estimates that the B1 component set will be used in the OLED material set M15 — to be used to manufacture foldable displays.

The analyst suggests that the iPhone 16 could be equipped with OLED panel created using Samsung's material set M14 in 2024, and the Cupertino company could launch the iPhone 17 with a display made from the same components. As a result, the iPhone 18 — expected to debut in the second half of 2026 — could be the first iPhone model to feature the company's OLED technology that is currently in development.

Is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 the best foldable phone you can buy in India right now? We discuss the company's new clamshell-style foldable handset on the latest episode of Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Affiliate links may be automatically generated - see our ethics statement for details.

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on X, Facebook, WhatsApp, Threads and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. If you want to know everything about top influencers, follow our in-house Who'sThat360 on Instagram and YouTube.

David Delima
As a writer on technology with Gadgets 360, David Delima is interested in open-source technology, cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and loves to read and write about how the Internet works. David can be contacted via email at DavidD@ndtv.com, on Twitter at @DxDavey, and Mastodon at mstdn.social/@delima. More
Steam Deck OLED Release Timings Revealed by Valve Ahead of Launch
Share on Facebook Gadgets360 Twitter Share Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News


Follow Us


© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2024. All rights reserved.
Trending Products »
Latest Tech News »