Tencent Technology News, according to foreign media reports, time flies, two months later this year's new generation of iPhone will be available again, in addition to the enlarged version of iPhone X (6.5 inches), I am afraid that the most attention is 6.1 inches The LCD version of the iPhone, the aircraft's broader audience, will become the first "users of shame" in the first choice. More critically, users no longer have to endure the huge “forehead” and “chin” of the iPhone 8 Plus. The 6.1-inch LCD version of the iPhone does not use the OLED flexible screen, which can significantly increase the screen share. Than, to meet the needs of current users of the full screen model.
It is reported that this LCD panel may use LED backlight chip, which is also a magic weapon to greatly increase the screen ratio. Taiwan media reported that Japanese manufacturer Nichia had obtained the exclusive supply of this LED chip.
If a smartphone with LTPS-LCD screen uses a 0.4t LED chip, it can narrow the chin to 4.0-4.5mm, and after replacing the 0.3t LED chip, it will be able to further "snap" & rdquo; narrowed to 2.0-2.5 mm. In this way, the LCD screen has the strength to compete with the OLED screen.
However, the 0.3t LED chip is not as accurate and stable as the 0.4t LED chip. However, in order to pave the way for the iPhone, Nichia began trial production of 0.3t LED chips in the first half of this year, and some Chinese and Japanese manufacturers have already taken the lead in using this technology.
This year Apple may also maintain a luxury lineup of three iPhones, with OLED versions of 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches, while the lower-position 6.1-inch version of the iPhone uses traditional LCD screens. However, all three models will feature Face ID and a full screen design.
The famous analyst Guo Mingxi also predicted that Apple will prepare a lower-priced LCD version of the iPhone, which may be sold in the $700-800 range to fill the position of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
In addition to this version of the rumor, there is also news that the LCD version of the iPhone will use the full dynamic LCD provided by JDI, which can achieve the display beyond the OLED screen at a lower cost. There are also industry insiders that JDI has begun to expand its LCD screen capacity to meet Apple's needs.
The Wall Street Journal’s news from the supply chain shows that Apple has high hopes for the LCD version of the iPhone, which will be a true model. Initially, Apple wanted to do five or five, that is, the LCD version of the iPhone output is equivalent to the output of the two OLED version of the iPhone, but now they are more important to the LCD version of the model, apparently consumers are fond of products that look like iPhone X but are pricey. There is a plus.
According to Taiwan media, the 6.1-inch iPhone will begin trial production in July, and small-scale mass production will begin after August. Mass production will officially begin before the official release in September. In other words, just entering the second half of the year, Apple may have already booked Nichia's LED backlight chip.