Last year, Samsung Display unveiled the M12 material set for OLED displays, which was initially employed in the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 phones, and later integrated into the LTPO screens of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. According to the Korean media outlet The Elec, the firm is presently developing the M13 and M14 material sets.
The upcoming M13 material set from Samsung Display, which is a rumored upgrade from last year’s M12, may be used in the upcoming Google Pixel Fold. While the Pixel Fold has faced several delays, recent sightings of the device suggest that it may finally be released in June.
If these reports are accurate, it could mean that Google’s first foldable phone may feature the new M13 material set, while the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 will stick with M12 OLEDs. However, it’s worth noting that Google devices typically don’t prioritize the latest hardware advancements, and there were previously rumors of a display downgrade for the Pixel Fold.
If the reports from The Elec are to be believed, Apple is expected to order M12-based OLED displays for all four models of the upcoming iPhone 15 series. It is worth noting that last year, M12 displays were only featured in the Pro models, with the base models featuring M11 displays. However, even if all models feature M12 displays, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the base iPhone and the Plus model will get ProMotion technology, which analysts predict won’t be available until 2025.
It is also rumored that Samsung Display is working on a new OLED material set called M14, which is said to be reserved for use by Apple in its upcoming iPhone 16 series, slated for release in 2024.
Samsung Display is set to supply OLED panels for all four models of the upcoming iPhone 15, while LG Display will produce panels for the two Pro models. Chinese display maker BOE, on the other hand, has reportedly been excluded from the initial order due to quality control issue.
Source: The Elec