This year, Apple's 6.1 - inch LCD version of iPhone is almost fixed. Now many friends are concerned about the "full screen" appearance of the iPhone X version of the LCD version. In the case of still banging, the screen uses almost edge to side design, and there is no big chin. The exact answer to this question is that this year's LCD version of iPhone does not have a big chin, and its overall screen design does not lose OLED models.
Full screen LCD version iPhone does not have a big "Chin"
In July 10th, the media DigiTimes, which was closely related to the supply chain of electronic components, reported that the LED backlight module of the new 6.1 - inch LCD version of the Apple's 6.1 - Inch version of the iPhone screen would be supplied by the Japanese Asian chemical industry (Nichia, for short, or Japan). The key is that apple, as a big customer, has made a custom requirement, which is ordered by the 0.3T LED specification module, which is the mainstream 0.4t specification evolution version that meets Apple's challenge to the ultra narrow border design.
It is said that the width of the bottom border of the smart phone screen is 4.0mm - 4.5mm in the case of the LED backlight module with the mainstream 0.4t specification. And Apple's new 0.3T specification LED module, which is customized by Japan, reduces the bottom screen border to 2.0mm - 2.5mm, and can be reduced to 3mm in the worst case. Considering the current iPhone X chin width is around 3mm, so the new generation LCD iPhone design using the 0.3T specification can almost match the OLED model.
Trial production in July in August
The report shows that, in fact, before delivery to apple, the LED module of 03t specifications began to produce small quantities from the first half of 2018 and tested the market reaction. "Once used for the special models of mainland and Japanese mobile phones", "0.3T LED module once set off the shortage boom in the mainland", mainly because of 0.3T LED. The "accuracy and stability" of the module will lead to insufficient capacity. It is not until the second half of the year that 0.3T's new product will become stable.
However, Apple has almost all the 0.3T new production capacity in the second half of Japan, 6.1 inches iPhone production is expected to enter trial production in July, August start small production, after two months will gradually expand shipments, October into the peak of the year.
It has been believed that Apple's 6.1 inch LCD iPhone mass production could be delayed for about 2 months, because the LED backlight module is difficult to break through the technical bottleneck in the case of the "full screen" bottom border, and the production difficulty of the panel and touch design is improved and the production schedule is affected. However, DigiTimes learned that, thanks to the stabilization of 0.3T LED, "compared to the OLED version of the projected production schedule in August, the LCD version of the production planning is not substantially backward."
The LCD version of iPhone has no 3D Touch
In any case, under the help of the 0.3T LED module, the shape of Apple's new 6.1 inch LCD iPhone will be almost no different from iPhone X, or in a more acceptable range. Moreover, due to the actual pricing of the new iPhone X and the 6.5 inch iPhone X Plus below 5.8 inches, it will become the main sales force for the new generation of iPhone this year. A large number of supply chain analysts believe that the LCD version of iPhone will occupy a new generation of iPhone about 50% shipments.
Perhaps it is more regrettable that Apple will give up the 3D Touch pressure sensing touch function in order to further reduce the cost in the 6.1 inch LCD version of iPhone.
In order to further reduce the cost, Apple's touch control module of the LCD iPhone screen is defined as a external form, and the Taiwan touch panel manufacturer is currently receiving a module attached to the module and the external touch panel uses indium tin (ITO) membrane materials, not as iPhone 4. The glass touch material is similar to iPad, but its manufacturing process is different.
The Android camp also has the "narrow Chin" LCD flagship in the future.
According to the past, the specification of parts customized by the upstream supply chain will usually appear in the Android camp in a certain time. After all, the technology will improve, and the order customers in the upstream supply chain are not only the apple family, but the time for the manufacturers to take the goods is slightly delayed, and the quotations received are more expensive. According to DigiTimes, although the 0.3T LED module is under the apple package for the second half of the year, the Android mobile phone will not be available for the time being, but the 0.3T LED specification will be an industry trend.
DigiTimes said that although Japan is the 0.3T LED specification supply plant, but the cross-strait LED industry has actively caught up in order to quickly seize the mainland domestic mobile phone brand high-end LED backlight module orders. "At present, both cross straits LED grain plant crystal electricity and three an can produce grain products with 0.3T specifications. As for the plan of 2018, it is planned to follow up the production of mass production. In addition, the mainland LED packaging factory is threatening, and the capacity and technology of Guoxing and Ruifeng have greatly improved, and gradually grab the dominant position of the backlight supply chain of mobile LED.
This means that with the new generation of LCD full screen iPhone driving, the next LCD screen mobile phone will usher in another craze. No surprise, at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019, there will be more "narrow Chin" full screen LCD flagship handsets coming out, and most of them will come from domestic mobile phone manufacturers. Moreover, the price of these LCD screen flagships is cheaper than the full screen flagship of this year's OLED screen.