Apple and Samsung are two of the gigantic tech companies today. They never fail to amuse the public with the annual release of different devices but this time, the readers might take time to savor the news that upcoming flagship devices- the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 – will bear an all-glass design.
Display suppliers Samsung and Sharp are rumored to be distributing OLED display technology as Samsung will begin shipping the product before the end of 2017, reports Apple Insider. Apple is said to launch an OLED iPhone 8 in 2018 but rumor has it that they might also do a partial release next year.
This prompted the speculations on the possibility of an all-glass iPhone 7 release as well, should the news be true. Additionally, Foxconn-owned company Sharp plans to distribute OLED display at the same time.
Notably, Foxconn got Apple as one of their biggest clients and owning Sharp a couple of months ago gives them the advantage to higher profitability due to the acquisition. But those who are new to the term might want to know more about the exciting benefits of OLED technology.
Basically, OLED is defined by Wikipedia as “an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current.”
OLED products are “self-lit” meaning, the “black” or unused pixels “do not require as much power as illuminated pixels,” that can make a product look like an “all-glass” designed product. Apple has been using this technology on its Apple Watch products and is also rumored to be inclining the innovation on their upcoming MacBook Pro lineup this year.
Well, aside from this exciting addition to Apple’s flagship devices, other possible features and specs for the iPhone 7 are the dual-camera design, 3 gigabytes of RAM, and a Smart Connector for magnetic charging. There could also be a “Plus” variant and both might be announced in September.
However, which company will win on this high tech rivalry? Will it be Apple with the iPhone 7 or Samsung with the Galaxy S8? Find out soon.