A new report coming in straight from the Korean media suggests that Samsung will be using Y-OCTA display panels for both its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus handsets (tentative names) which will most likely be released in the first-half of 2018.
The upside of using Y-OCTA panels over the traditional ones is the fact that they come with an integrated touch module which eliminates the need of having separate parts to detect touch points.
This in turn, makes the manufacturing process cheaper for the company and eventually reduces its dependency on other manufactures for separate parts.
According to the report, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will retain the same display sizes as their predecessors thereby corroborating an earlier leak which suggested that Galaxy S9’s display will have the same shape and size.
For the unaware, the Samsung had equipped the Galaxy S8 with the Y-OCTA display panels. It couldn’t, however, equip the S8 Plus with the same owing to production issues.
That won’t be a problem next year since the company has already expanded its manufacturing operations and is expected to continue doing so in the coming days as well.