The Android world seems to be gravitating towards foldable phones. Apparently, Apple does not want to be left behind in this trend. The company has reportedly ordered a ‘large number’ of Samsung foldable mobile phone display samples.
This information was revealed by popular leakster Ice Universe on Weibo. According to the report, the foldable display orders by Apple will be samples for use in mobile phones. Samsung is expected to supply Apple with the units for a duration of one year.
There were reports last year that Samsung was shipping its foldable display technology to other companies. One of those companies was Apple. Apparently, Apple has tested the initial samples and is now ready to take a dive into the world of foldable phones.
This is not the first time that Samsung would supply Apple. The company has been providing OLED screens for iPhones. Now, Samsung is stepping up to dominate the foldable display market as a supplier as well. There were even reports that the company was looking to boost production to 10 million units a year depending on demand.
Apple’s work on the foldable display technology is not quite new. A few months ago, was saw some renders of a foldable iPhone concept. The company has also filed multiple patents regarding the technology.
If Ice Universe‘s report is anything to go by, then there is some sort of immediacy in Apple’s order. This may imply that the order is about to commence. In fact, some sources have proposed that we could see a foldable iPhone as early as 2021.
There are already many players in the foldable phone world. Motorola recently unveiled the RAZR 2020. This is a followup to the RAZR 2019. Samsung also just unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 2. We also have Huawei with the Mate X which sold out in one minute. It will be interesting to see Apple join in. What do you think? Let us know in the Comments section.