APPLE Drops Samsung & LG for IPHONE SE 4 – Really?

Apple is expected to drop its common OLED display suppliers, Samsung, and LG, for the upcoming iPhone SE 4. The Elec, which has pegged Chinese supplier BOE (Beijing Oriental Electronics) has put this entitlement. This is likely the source for the phone’s new OLED display.

BOE has deceptively dropped the ball with its allocation of iPhone 15 panels for later in the year. However, they have now been tasked with providing panels for Apple’s upcoming affordable phone revamp.

As per the reports Apple is finally started to move away from old LCD technology in total with its smartphone family. The reasonable iPhone SE 3 is the sole phone in Apple’s six-strong assortment that does not use an OLED display panel. This could be set to change.

The fourth-generation iPhone SE, is all set to launch next year. Also, it will apparently use up display inventory initially proposed for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14.

The iPhone SE 4 OLED will be the exact same with the same 60Hz refresh rate and 6.1-inch 1170 x 2532 panel. This is the one that is being used for the past few years. That alone would make the iPhone SE 4 a key upgrade over all previous models available.

Few weeks back, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo asserted that the Apple had changed its mind about leaving the iPhone SE 4. Also, it would launch an inexpensive option based on the iPhone 14 design in 2024.

Not only that, Apple will speciously accept an in-house 5G baseband chip for the project. It is all part of Apple’s effort to cut its reliance on third-party component suppliers, in this case Qualcomm.

Apple got Intel’s mobile modem division back in 2019 which is well placed to bring all such chip design for its all phones in-house.

Overall, the iPhone SE 4 is shaping up to be one of Apple’s most fascinating phones of recent years.