iPhone X OLED Screen Total Teardown Analysis
REWA LAB has conducted a deeper teardown of iPhone X OLED screen Recently. After separation, you will find the differences between iPhone X display and the screens of previous iPhone models.
1. iPhone X display comes with different driver IC bonding technique. iPhone X applies COF, while previous iPhone applies COG.
2. iPhone X screen digitizer has its 3D touch module adhered to OLED backplate.
3. The 3D touch module of iPhone X is bonded to the OLED panel.
As a new product of OLED combined with 3D Touch function, iPhone X screen has surprised all of us with its features. REWA LAB works with iPhone X screen teardown and presents its novelty, disassembly difficulties and structure analysis. Laminating process of iPhone X OLED screen is much complicated than LCD screen. Laminate OLED with TP first, then OLED with 3D Touch. The whole process counts more than 15 procedures.
iPhone X OLED Screen Total Teardown
Test the iPhone X screen before tearing down. Run function test – Display; Touch; 3D Touch and Swipe-up. All going well.
Place the OLED Screen Assembly on the Heat Platform. Remove bezel slowly with Pry Piece and Glue Cleaner. Cut a plastic horn of the bezel with the blade if necessary and then remove bezel with Pry Piece and Glue Cleaner carefully. Be careful with flex cables when removing bezel in the flex cable area.
The Pry Piece accidentally damages flex cables when removing the bezel. Which may result in the abnormal display. Test the screen again. Run function test – Display; Touch; 3D Touch and Swipe-up. Touch, 3D Touch, and Swipe-up work normally while there are two vertical lines on the display.
Place the OLED Screen Assembly on the Heat Platform. Separate the glass lens from OLED with cutting wire. We are working with one OLED flexible screen, so be careful with your handwork.
Test again after separating. Run function test- Display; Touch; 3D Touch and Swipe-up. Touch, 3D Touch, and Swipe-up work normally while there are two vertical lines on the display.
Glue removing for iPhone X screen can be applied with hand tearing.
3D Touch Layer Removing
Different from Samsung smartphones, iPhone X has its 3D Touch module adhered to OLED backplane. Different from all iPhone previous versions, the 3D Touch module of iPhone X is bonded to the OLED panel. To fully analyze its structure, we take a disruptive disassembly of the 3D Touch module. The 3D Touch and TP flex bonding is separated completely after the disassembly.
Let's take a clear view of the whole structure of iPhone X OLED Screen.
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