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Apple opts for OLED screens for entire 5G iPhone range

Shift on displays and other accessories pose questions for suppliers

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max, released last year, has an OLED screen. The company plans to use the higher-quality screens for all its upcoming 5G iPhones. (Nikkei Montage/AP) 

TAIPEI/TOKYO/OSAKA -- Apple will use OLED screens for all its forthcoming 5G iPhones this year, going all-in with the world's premium display technology for its flagship range in a move that is sure to spark new competition among suppliers of smartphone panels.

The U.S. tech giant plans to introduce four 5G iPhones with three different screen sizes -- 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch -- all of which will use the OLED technology, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned. OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. The technology not only is more power-efficient, but also produces sharper contrast and deeper blacks than liquid-crystal displays.

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