More and more Chinese mid-range and flagship smartphones will receive OLED displays this year. According to insiders, the shortage of high-quality LCD screens provoked the speedy transfer of smartphones to matrices with organic LEDs. If the information is correct, then in the second half of this year we will see a lot of devices with OLED screens, while LCD matrices will become distinctive features of only entry-level models with a price tag of up to $ 155.
There is also skepticism that most of the new products will receive really high-quality OLED panels. The screen is always one of the expensive components of a smartphone, and with the transition to OLED technology, its cost will increase. In pursuit of cost reduction, inexpensive panels will be in the greatest demand. Companies will have to come up with different ways to save money on the installation of more modern and expensive screens.
On the other hand, the advantages of OLED include improved color reproduction and contrast, as well as deep blacks. Due to their low thickness, such matrices are able to fit perfectly into a thin case. Another significant advantage of such displays is energy efficiency.
Samsung will soon start purchasing OLED panels from its main competitor – LG
Internet sources have recently reported that South Korean giants Samsung and LG will soon announce a collaboration on OLED panels. It is noted that high-ranking managers of Samsung Electronics and LG Display have already reached an agreement; and now only a number of working issues remain to be resolved.
As part of the deal, Samsung will begin purchasing OLED panels from LG Display for the first time in history for installation in its smart TVs. We are talking about deliveries in the interests of Samsung at least 1 million large OLED displays manufactured by LG.
In the future, shipments are expected to increase. So, next year Samsung expects to purchase approximately 4 million OLED panels from LG.
The deal is necessary for Samsung, including due to the rise in prices for TV panels. In addition, Samsung Display’s in-house division is expected to face difficulties in delivering the next generation QD OLED screens that are in development.
Earlier it became known that Samsung plans to purchase OLED displays from the Chinese BOE; which will equip some mid-range smartphones of the Galaxy M family.