Apple plans to use special chips for backlighting LCD matrices in the “budget” iPhone. This technology will make the frame around the screen is minimal, while keeping the maximum brightness at the same level. It is reported by DigiTimes, citing its own intelligence sources.
Every day more and more smartphone manufacturers are moving into OLED-matrix. But why? The main problem of LCD displays that technologically very difficult to design an LCD screen, which will have a minimum part of the perimeter – all this is due to the characteristics of the backlight. Most companies are simply unable to Finance such development. But not the Apple. According to sources familiar with the situation, the Corporation still found a supplier that is able to address this shortcoming.
The use of new LED chips for backlight will reduce the frame around the display with the usual 4.0 to 4.5 mm 2.0-2.5 mm. Therefore, LCD-screens will be able to compete with OLED-matrices.
It is assumed that supply of the updated components will be the Japanese company Nichia. At the moment it is the leader in led manufacturing in the world. Recall that all iPhone that Apple will reveal this autumn, will have the same design as iPhone X. the Only difference will be the “budget” model – one camera instead of two, aluminum frame instead of steel, and cheaper to manufacture the screen.