Apple appears to be lowering its reliance on Samsung Display as LG Display will reportedly supply 50 percent more OLED display panels than last year to the iPhone 15 series. With boosting LG Display orders for iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max panels, Apple is balancing the supply chain.
According to ETNews (via SFCNation), Samsung rival LG Display is expected to supply 50 percent more OLED display panels than the last year’s Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models, which are scheduled to be released in September 2023.
The increase in LG Display’s orders draws attention as it means an expanded role in Apple’s supply chain. In the meantime, Apple has been highly dependent on Samsung to the extent that Samsung Display supplies 70% of iPhone panels.
In order to stabilize its supply chain, the iPhone maker will probably actively utilize LG Display OLED display panels. BOE, another Apple iPhone partner, is known to be experiencing quality problems, creating a favorable environment for LG Display.
LG got an order of 32.4 million units (6.1-inch and 6.6-inch OLED) to supply from May to the end of the year. This year, the US tech giant aims to produce 90 million iPhone 15 models (all four variants) with the proportion of high-end models is 60%.
Korean media reports that LG Display seized an opportunity in the small and medium-sized OLED display market. As the number of orders received has increased, it is noteworthy whether the improvement in performance will be accelerated.
Last year, the company supplied OLED for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, it will supply displays for two models – iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, this year. All of them are LTPO OLEDs, which are high-value-added panels.
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Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 184.108.40.206 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.