Apple supplier/frenemy Samsung is preparing its manufacturing line for OLED displays that will be used in 2022 models of the MacBook Pro, according to The Elec.
The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks this rumor is true. Upcoming MacBook Pros should arrive in September or October with mini-LED displays. OLED screens are the next step.
Mini-LEDs sport a local dimming function with a contrast effect similar to that of OLED displays. However, on some product lines, costs for mini-LED backlit displays may even be lower than their OLED counterparts, according to LEDinside. Mini-LED products are as thin as those using OLED technology so they consume less power than traditional LED screens, and they cost 70-80% less to produce than OLED displays, although their performance is similar.
OLED displays don’t need backlighting, while mini-LEDs make use of miniaturized backlighting. They also have an excellent contrast ratio when it comes to displaying the blackest blacks and whitest whites.