Apple's 6.1 Inch LCD iPhone to Have Significantly Slimmer Bezels, to Adapt New Backlighting Tech

                Yesterday we reported that Apple has plans to discontinue iPhone SE and iPhone X smartphone this year, in-order to shifts its focus towards the three new 2018 iPhone models (here). Now today Digitimes has reported that Japanese company Nichia has won sole supplier status for the backlighting system for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, and the reason for that is believed to be its lead in a new generation of LCD backlighting technology.
               According to the report the budget iPhone that features 6.1-inch LTPS-LCD screen would be using  backlighting LED tech from Japan's Nichia, since they have managed to advance from 0.4t to 0.3t LED chip for the backlighting, which in turn reduces the bezels to 2-2.5mm, instead of the 4-4.5mm which is seen on the current LCD smartphones. It is reported that Nichia has began the trial production of 0.3t LED chips for use in high-end smartphone models launched by China- and Japan-based vendors in the first half of 2018. However, Nichia has supplied the chips to other brands, Apple will have near-exclusive access to the supply for the rest of the year and it is reported that Nichia's production has been booked by Apple almost entirely, to ramp up its mass production for the 2018 iPhone launching in  September.
              The report further suggest that Apple may have more choice of supplier into next year as multiple companies are reportedly ready or nearly ready to offer the same 0.3t LED display tech. Even though the packaging of 0.3t LED chips for side-view backlighting of LTPS-LCD smartphone panels is more difficult in terms of accuracy and stability than that of 0.4t LED chips, the Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers like Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology as well as China-based fellow makers Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics and Shenzhen Refound Optoelectronics are said to be capable of packaging 0.3t LED chips for side-view backlighting with in required tolerance parameters.
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