Samsung has the best AMOLED production technology throughout the world. We know that, and so does Apple. It’s not a secret that the AMOLED displays that iPhone is currently deploying in its current iterations of iPhones come from Samsung itself. The AMOLED technology that Apple is using right now in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max takes a good chunk of money of the overall production of iPhones. Reportedly, the company is offering an affordable option to Apple, to deploy AMOLED’s in the 2019 iPhones.
Anyways, Cheap doesn’t always mean the worse. Samsung is offering the Y-octa displays for the future iPhone XS Max. Yes! It is the same display technology that Samsung currently deploys on the Note9, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+.
The in-cell technology from Samsung is thinner, cheaper, and more flexible. Further, it may help Apple to make even more flexible displays for the iPhones next year. Supposedly, fewer layers also mean better sunlight legibility.
Samsung did offer the Y-Octa panels to Apple for the present line up of the iPhones. Apple was not happy with the yield of the technology. But, the displays can make its way to the 2019 iPhone XS models.