Apple Is About To Introduce E-Ink To Its Foldable Phones

Moubani Pal
Moubani Pal May 20, 2022
Updated 2022/05/20 at 6:10 PM
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According to a reliable Apple analyst, Apple is planning to include an “E-ink” display on its rumored foldable phone. Apple is testing “E Ink’s Electronic Paper Display (EPD)” to produce a foldable gadget similar to Samsung’s Z Fold series, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.

When the phone is folded, the e-ink display seems to be available for usage on the outside screen. If you’re unfamiliar with e-ink screens, they’re often seen in e-readers such as Kindles. A color version of the display is now available. Even yet, e-ink displays have a slower reaction time than LCD or OLED panels, which are the industry standard for mobile devices.

Apple might conserve battery life with an e-ink display on its foldable iPhone, whenever it is introduced. Multiple sources have claimed that Apple is developing a foldable device. In the past, the Cupertino-based corporation has employed OLED panels from Samsung, LG, and others. Apple is now rumored to be in talks with LG to create OLED displays for iPads and MacBooks.

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For a variety of reasons, Apple may choose an e-ink or e-paper display. For starters, it uses less energy than OLED displays. Unfortunately, such screens are sluggish and have less color richness.

E Ink is best recognized for the monochrome displays found in Amazon’s Kindles, but the business also makes color displays. E Ink Gallery 3, a new generation of its color E Ink technology capable of creating more colors at a greater resolution, was just introduced. It can also refresh far faster than the company’s prior color displays, albeit it’s still not as snappy as an OLED or LCD panel.

The use of e-ink would be an intriguing departure from the Android foldable market’s current trend. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, for example, has a 6.2-inch AMOLED cover display that makes the gadget seem almost like a regular phone when folded. The gadget can be unfolded to display the device’s flexible 7.6-inch primary screen. This design does not lend itself to an e-ink display.

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