Samsung Display will remain the global leader among AMOLED display suppliers over the next few years, with shipments estimated to increase to 560 million units by 2019, according to Taiwan-based DigiTimes Research.
Samsung Electronics, which produces the company’s lineup of Android-based Galaxy smartphones, is expected to remain Samsung Display’s largest customer over the next few years, with its in-house AMOLED panel demand projected to grow from 239 million units in 2016 to 290 million units in 2019.
As rumored Apple might release its first OLED-based iPhone in 2017, ditching those lcd panel technology, this is a tuff move from Apple’s side because they have to move away from the traditional LCD technology it has used since 2007 for at least one iPhone model.
Reports from several resources also has revealed that Samsung will supply Apple with 40 million AMOLED panels in 2017, 80 million units in 2018, and 120 million units in 2019.
Displaymate also said that the main reason of this move by apple to adopt Oled display is Samsung Galaxy S7 Display Screen. OLED display technology provides better and incresed brightness, much better color accuracy than their counterparts, Improved Display visibility in high light areas and more efficient power consumption.
A number of China-based smartphone vendors, including Vivo, Oppo, GiONEE, Huawei, and Lenovo, have also adopted or decided to adopt AMOLED panels in the future, with Samsung Display’s combined shipments to them projected to increase from 99 million units in 2016 to 150 million units in 2019.