Samsung Display is expected to be the big winner when Apple makes its expected move to AMOLED displays in at least one 2017 iPhone model says a report from Wednesday. The Korean display maker is expected to supply Apple with 40 million AMOLED panels in 2017, 80 million units in 2018, and 120 million units in 2019.
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 to be its Own Best Customer
Samsung is expected to continue to be its own best customer, with in-house demand for AMOLED panels for its lineup of phones expected to grow from 239 million units in 2016 to 290 million units in 2019.
Apple is widely expected to release its first iPhone sporting an AMOLED display in 2017, LG Display, AU Optronics, Japan Display, and Sharp, (owned by major Apple production partner Foxconn), could also share production of OLED panels for future iPhones.
AMOLED displays offer a number of advantages over the displays currently in use by Apple, including improved brightness, better color accuracy, better screen visibility in bright environments, and much improved power consumption numbers.