Is Apple Secretly Working On A Foldable iPhone? This Report Say Yes!

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| October 12 , 2017 , 21:29 IST

Tech giant Apple has reportedly started working on a foldable iPhone along with LG Display as Samsung its arch-rival Samsung plans to launch their bendable smartphone "Galaxy X" by the end of the next year.

According to a report on a Korean website The Investor, Apple has decided to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung OLED displays are the best in the industry) owing to the fear that specifications could be leaked as Samsung is its arch-rival.

The report published on Thursday said that according to 'The Bell', LG Display has recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model.

The foldable iPhone panel production could start from 2020.

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LG has reportedly completed its own foldable OLED panel prototype and has been upgrading the durability and the yield rate. The company recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province.

According to reports, the tech innovator is also considering investing in the project to speed up production.

The report added, "Amid Samsung's near monopoly in mobile OLED production, Apple has been strengthening its partnership with LG Display, its long-time LCD partner."

In 2017, Samsung will hold approximately 89 percent of the AMOLED (active matrix OLED) display panel market, analysts at UBI Research said recently.

Currently, some smartphones that feature OLED screens are iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5, LG V30 and Vivo X9s.

The Samsung "Galaxy X" is likely to make an appearance during the CES consumer technology show in January.

-With Agency Feeds