Published By : 04 Aug 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Samsung may not be the sole provider of smartphones with OLED displays sooner rather than later. According to recent activities in Apple, Inc., there has been an investment for the planned panel supplies deliver by LG, in advance. Apple seems to be gearing up and nearly ready to take on its competitors with its new investment with LG for the manufacturing of OLED screen panels, possibly for the future versions of their iPhone flagship.
LG to Supply Apple with OLED Panels
According to multiple reports, LG will be sending 45,000 OLED panels to Apple per month so that Apple can incorporate them into their upcoming iPhone models. The OLED screens iPhones are expected to be released in 2019. There has, however, been no such confirmation from Apple regarding the investment, or LG. But according to a report by Reuters several days ago, LG is already planning to invest in its own expansion of manufacturing OLED screen, putting down US$13.5 bn for it. The production boost will span out over the coming three years and will help the company solidify its hold on the manufacture of large TV panels while also allowing them to take on Samsung on the turf for smartphone displays.
Apple Could Switch to LG for Panels
So far, Apple has been with Samsung for the manufacture of its OLED panels, expected to be a part of the soon to be released iPhone 8. The rumors of Apple’s switch from Samsung to LG have dealt a major blow to Samsung. It is expected from Apple to take up OLED displays for all of its smartphone lineup – flagship and smaller versions – before the end of 2019.