However, these will be no normal displays but advanced screens dubbed "Full Active", and are expected to make up 70% of Apple's display orders for its next wave of iPhones predicted around September next year.
Apple chose an OLED display exclusively for this year's iPhone X. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus came with the same 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screens as last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with some minor tweaks.
Given the iPhone X doesn't launch until November, we are some way off from hearing what Apple plans to do with its next generation smartphones, but the rumours do provide plenty for Apple and smartphone fans to chew over in the meantime.
The new display technology matches and exceeds some of the benefits offered by OLED displays.
The reason for this change is the development of Full Active LCD panels by Japan Display.
The Mi Mix 2 also uses a Full Active LCD. The panels are called as "Full Active" and until now are used in Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 bezel-less smartphone. Full Active LCD technology would let the company update the design on cheaper models to something more like the iPhone X while using a less expensive LCD screen rather than OLED, which offers more vibrant colors and deeper blacks. Japan Display claims the new displays would allow phones to have bezels of just 0.5 millimeters, much smaller than those needed for older LCD tech and even smaller than phones with OLED panels, which typically feature one millimeter bezels.
For anyone who's been following the OLED display saga, it's no surprise to hear that everyone in the display business has been committing billions of dollars in investments for the sole goal of securing iPhone business. This is half of what is seen in the iPhone X, which sports Samsung-made OLED displays. Reports have revealed that JDI will be mass producing OLED panels in April 2019. In a regulatory filing, the Japanese firm said that the iPhone maker accounted for 54% of its revenue for the year that ended March 2017, notes The Street. Samsung's OLED panel for the iPhone X now costs $110 each unit.