All three iPhone 12 models are anticipated to feature OLED screens, but that does not necessarily follow that they will be equally the same in terms of display. A new report claims that two of these flagship models have more advanced display technology, which will give them thinner screens. Additionally, the report reveals that Samsung will be the supplier for the successor of iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max.

ET News says that the Seoul-based tech and electronics giant will supply the screen that eliminates a separate touch-sensitive layer. As a result, the display is far thinner, which reportedly will be used for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This is called Y-OCTA Samsung technology that enables the circuitry of the touchscreen to pattern directly on the OLED panel even without a separate layer.

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This means that Samsung retains its position as the lone supplier of the displays of higher-end iPhone 12 models. Apparently, the Seoul-based tech giant has to offer Apple an interestingly good deal to be able to do so, reports 9to5mac. Meanwhile, reports claim that displays for the lower-end 6.1-inch iPhone 12 model will be divided between LG and Samsung.

LG has the capability to develop on-cell touch displays, but, at the moment, it could not yet equal the yields or the quality that Samsung produces, reports say. If the latest claims are correct, it seems that Korean companies will dominate the supply of displays for all iPhone 12 models anticipated to release in 2020. Apple has been working hard to diversify its supply chain, but the latest development with Japan Display is not helping.

Next year is expected to be a big year for Apple’s iPhone 12 series with speculations claiming that the two models with Y-Octa screens will have a redesigned metal frame similar to that of the iPhone 4. Reportedly, both iPhone 12 models will sport rear-facing 3D sensing 5G support and will house up to 6 GB of RAM. Several reports revealed that Apple would release an iPhone sporting both under-screen Touch ID and Face ID.

TFI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier revealed that Apple would launch three iPhone models next year. These are the models with a 5.4-inch display, a 6.1-inch display, and a 6.7-inch display.