After 'all-screen' iPhone 8 reports, everyone scrambling to secure OLED display supplies
by Daniel Petrov / Jan 17, 2017, 3:35 AM
Chinese juggernauts like Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, which, thanks to direct marketing and some government policies, wiggled their way right behind Samsung and Apple in smartphone market share last year, are apparently rushing to sign up OLED panel contracts before all the supply has dried up. Samsung has allegedly signed on a deal with Apple for up to 100 million panels already, and it is the globe's chief supplier of small-size OLEDs, so there will barely be anything to spare for other makers, after Samsung and Apple are done outfitting their phones with such screens in 2017.
According to upstream supply chain insiders: "Inspired by market rumors indicating that Apple will adopt OLED panels for its next generation iPhone devices in 2017, China-based smartphone vendors, and others alike, have rushed to secure production capacity for small- and mid-size OLED panels, a move which will definitely cause a shortage in OLED panel supplies in 2017."
Does that mean that we can expect many more OLED display phones from Huawei, Oppo and Vivo this year? Well, the recently announced Vivo Xplay 6 with dual edge flexible AMOLED panel can give us a hint, and unique phones like Honor's China-exclusive Magic may also be a harbinger of things to come, as everyone is trying to produce a meaningful answer to the expected disruptive iPhone 8 and Galaxy 8 propositions, in order to preserve its market share in the lucrative high-end segment. Provided they can get a hold on enough OLED panels, that is.
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I wonder what will the OLED-Bashing iFans say in the future? "Apple has perfected OLED"?
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 3:39 AM 16
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Apple watch got a really nice Oled panel and the one on series two is actually the brightest display Apple has ever shipped. So yeah I dare to say that Apple got some Oled expertise going on. And it will be great just like any Retina display.
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 3:44 AM 3
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Well obviously it will be a good screen, it's being produced by Samsung and they're the top of the OLED game right now. The fanboys will just repeat whatever moniker Apple gives the screen like Retina Plus or some other BS thinking Apple invented it. Then there will be the revisionist historians like Myx saying all this time, OLED just wasn't good enough for Apple (what they mean is cheap) and now it is. It will also mysteriously solve the non-existent burn in problem now that Apple's holy hand has touched it (or sold it).
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 4:14 AM 8
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I have not had any burn in with any Samsung phone, but I sure did with my atrix or atrix 2 , not what one it was. My note 5 still looks great, and yes I have compared it with a new one about 2 months ago.
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 8:48 AM 0
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Why they have to wait for Apple in order to make something? Why they make decisions by themselves?
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 4:00 AM 0
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because that's what the media (tame apple press) said? chinese and other manufacturers been using OLED since long time ago, and samsung isn't the only one that can make OLED
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 4:28 AM 1
Not much chinese phones actually use OLED until just recently so no they haven't been using OLED for a long time.. And also Samsungs OLED panels at this moment are still quite a bit more superior then the rest at the moment
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 9:56 AM 0
Samsung invents... Everyone follows
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 4:23 AM 8
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That's what ifans say......and both of them are wrong. Everyone invents, and everyone follows on the trends and technologies which gain interest of consumers the most (even in a negative fashion. For example Samsung's Dual edge curved displays, and iPhone's rumors of ditching the headphone jack. I never said they are the first to do it. But when they did it, and even when only rumors of them doing it were flying around, everyone else followed.
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 6:03 AM 0
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Even they use OLED panel Samsung will give at least 2 year old technology panel to apple for sure
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 6:22 AM 0
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For What is Huawei and the other manufacturers jumping to sign for OLED displays when some of their phones already have it in the form of AMOLED.
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 7:09 AM 0
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Isn't Huawei and BBK going to start manufacturing their own oled screens in the near future? Why would they have to try to sneak in some screens from Samsung. Maybe a small purchase until they can manufacture their own but PA makes it seem like Apple
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 1:27 PM 0
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Little by little Apple is closing the gap in feature difference between competition now only if it was running Android lol but seriously that's the only thing that's stopping me with Apple if iOS ever gets half the freedom Android gets without having to jailbreak IDK Android..
posted on Jan 17, 2017, 7:10 AM 0
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