S22 Plus also using M11 material set
Samsung is using the same OLED material set __ the M11 __ for the panel on the 6.8-inch Galaxy S22 Ultra as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, TheElec has learned.
This is likely an attempt to control cost as Samsung’s focus is to increase the shipment of the S22 series compared to the S21 and S20 series, sources said.
M series of material sets are used by Samsung Display for the OLED panels it supplies to Samsung and Apple.
An OLED material set is comprised of red, green and blue pixel’s dopant, host and prime.
Meanwhile, the other models in the S22 series, the 6.6-inch Plus model had its set upgraded to M11 from M10. The standard 6.1-inch model uses M10 like its predecessor.
Samsung has used new material set for every new generation of its highest tier smartphones from Galaxy S10 series in 2019 to Galaxy S21 Ultra last year.
The extended use of the same material set for the new smartphone indicates that Samsung is trying to control cost.
Samsung Display will likely be providing OLED panels made with the M12 material set for Samsung’s upcoming foldable phones later this year and Apple’s iPhone 14.
The South Korean display is also planning to sell panels made with older material set to Chinese smartphone makers at a lowered price tag, the sources said. These legacy material sets are called the E series.
Meanwhile, Samsung is panning to use M9 material sets for its mid- to low-end phones this year. It had used M8 material sets for the models last year.
Apple had used its own material set called LT for iPhone X in 2017 and iPhone XS in 2018, but started using the M series in 2019.
Last year’s iPhone 13 uses the M11 material set, the same as the Galaxy S21 Ultra that launched the same year.