Samsung Display introduced the M12 material set for OLED displays last year. This first samples went into the foldable flagships Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 and later also into the LTPO displays of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Korean website The Elec now reports that the company is already working on the M13 and M14 material sets. And a hot candidate for the M13 version is apparently the Google Pixel Fold, which has already appeared in the wild and may launch in June.
The fact that new smartphones bring new technology with them is not worth mentioning at first. Interestingly, if the rumor is true, the Google Pixel Fold would have a better display than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. Both new Samsung foldables are reportedly sticking to the same M12 material set as their predecessors. Also, the plan doesn’t fit with Google’s normal plans, as the company rarely chooses the latest technology. In addition, a few months ago there was talk of a downgrade compared to the original designs for the display.
That being said, Apple will be ordering M12-based displays for the entire iPhone 15 series, according to The Elec. Last year Apple split the panels between M12 for the Pros and M11 for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. That doesn’t mean the base iPhone and Plus models will automatically get ProMotion (120Hz displays) though. Analysts believe that move won’t come until 2025.
Samsung Display will also reportedly develop a special M14 version that Apple will use exclusively for the iPhone 16 generation next year. This year, Samsung Display will manufacture the panels for all four iPhone 15 models. LG Display helps out with the production for the two Pro models. BOE was excluded from the initial order due to quality issues.