The color quality of mini-LED and OLED displays is almost the same, but switching to Mini-LED displays will help Apple reduce Samsung’s reliance on OLEDs.
According to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to launch about 4 to 6 new products with mini-LED screens in the next 2-3 years, including the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a chip. A14X in 2020.
Kuo also said that LG Display and GIS will be Apple’s most important partners in providing mini-LED displays for the company’s products next year.
The mini-LED screen will allow Apple to design new devices that are thinner and lighter, while retaining the advantages of the OLED screen seen on the latest iPhone models, including wide color gamut and contrast. High dynamic range and contrast, local dimming for darker display areas.
Previously, Kuo also said that each future iPad and MacBook screen will use about 10,000 LEDs, much higher than the 576 LEDs present in Apple’s XDR Pro Display. Each LED is said to be less than 200 microns in size, significantly smaller than the LEDs in the Pro Display XDR screen.