Apple's next iPhone could feature a curved screen.
The Wall Street Journal reports Apple suppliers have been asked to make more organic light-emitting displays (OLED screens) with higher resolution than its competitor, Samsung.
OLED screens are pricier than standard liquid crystal displays (LCDs), but they don't need a backlight. More importantly, they allow for flexible displays, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung is the world leader in OLED smartphones, an industry expected to reach $18.6 billion by 2018.
If you need an example,here's a look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The curved screen extends slightly over the sides of the phone.
We will make sample OLED screens, but I can’t see them having the potential to become a big market.
Why a curved screen?
iPhone sales have been slowing, and the iPhone's 10th anniversary is coming up. Apple may be under pressure to go all-out with its next phone. But Sharp CEO Tai Jeng-wu said it would cost $5 billion to make enough OLEDs for Apple.
WATCH | For more news you need, check out our 60 Second Circa.