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iPhone 12 Pro Models Could Be Lighter and Slimmer Thanks to the Samsung Display

Recent iPhone 12 display leak suggests lighter and slimmer Pro variants. 

The OLED displays on some iPhone 12 models could utilize tech to make screens slimmer and potentially lighter and thinner iPhones. Here is what you should know.

iPhone 12 Pro Variants Could Be Thinner

Two recent reports from the Korean website TheElec and DigiTimes have suggested that Samsung and LG will supply the displays for all four iPhone 12 variants. Samsung will bring its Y-OCTA tech to be utilized in the screens of the iPhone 12 Pro models. 

Y-OCTA sure sounds like some sci-fi thing, but it’s the tech that enables the touch layer for a touch screen to be fitted in the display, not under it. So, if Apple will use such tech for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, they could be thinner than their predecessor. 

It’s not the first time, however, when we heard rumors that Y-OCTA will be utilized in the upcoming iPhone series, which might arrive sometime in September or October. But, this time around, these leaks add credence to the other speculations and propose we could be looking at an iPhone concept that’s a little bit different from previous iPhones. While Samsung could take care of the OLED displays for the iPhone Pro variants, LG could offer the non-Y-OCTA displays for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max. 

The iPhone 12 is expected to arrive in four display sizes, a 5.4-inch variant, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch Max handset. The high-end Pro variant might get fast 120Hz refresh rates, too. Other reports claimed some sleek specs, such as a new A14 chip, two rear cameras for the iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Max, with Pro variants flaunting three rear cameras and a LiDAR sensor similar to that on the iPad Pro 2020, and of course 5G connectivity. As good as they might be, these things are based on rumors and leaks that remain unconfirmed by Apple. 



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