Huawei may have given up and picked Samsung as P30/Pro OLED display supplier

Huawei may have given up and picked Samsung as P30/Pro OLED display supplier
Huawei may have finally budged and chosen Samsung as a display supplier for the new P30 series it is launching next week. The rumors that the P30 and P30 Pro will both carry OLED panels thus lands a tangential confirmation, as we can't imagine that Huawei will be sourcing LCD tech from the display giant that holds near-monopoly in the OLED industry.

Its latest flagship, the Mate 20 Pro, is also carrying an OLED panel, and Huawei is seemingly bent on switching to the trendy display technology with its other lines as well. The OLED suppliers for the Mate, are LG and BOE, which makes it harder to introduce uniform quality and supply control.

Samsung reportedly made an offer to Huawei that it couldn't refuse, providing the best price-to-value ratio for the new P30 and Pro models. They are (thankfully) expected to again ship with 1080p displays, instead of going for an unnecessary toll on the battery life by utilizing higher resolutions. 

Thus, Huawei may shoot two birds with one stone - keep the panel pricing of its flagships in check, and at the same time provide the best that the OLED technology can offer. The Mate 20 Pro's curved display sides had some issues which Huawei seems determined to avoid by sourcing the OG flexible screens from Samsung, as the P30 Pro is also expected to sport slightly bent screen sides.

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  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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23 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I believe it's because they couldn't get BOE to provide enough screens for the P30 series. Samsung makes good displays so it's a win for Huawei.

2. scarface21173

Posts: 645; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Samsung makes the best displays fact.

5. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 524; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

And a win for Samsung too they will be making money from this.

6. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I believe it had more to do with the quality of panels BOE gave them for the Mate 20 Pro.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This..

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's a win for Samsung and Huawei users. But not Huawei, since Samsung's AMOLED is more expensive than BOE's.

20. shm224

Posts: 276; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

It doesn't look like BOE is close to catching up Samsung's tech any time soon. I'm willing to bet that Samsung is going to practically monopolize mobile AMOLED for another 4-5 years.

3. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Every brand lg supply with their display are having profit loss. Lg really need to upgrade their manufacturing standards.

4. alanrock

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

no more LG panels for Huawei...good riddance.

7. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That confirms it, I am ditching my S10+ for the P30 Pro.

8. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

no thanks. i hate huaweis ui. loving my s10+ though.

11. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No thanks? Lol Who said anything about you trading your phone? This is my decision, and I will slap Nova launcher once I get it. It won't be a better all around like the S10+, but the camera on the S10 has been such a disappointment that I am willing to ignore all it's shortcomings as long as it gives me a better camera.

12. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 365; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Is the camera that awful?, I'm potentially upgrading from the s8, is it worse then that?

14. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Check XDA, lots of people are complaining about the camera's performance indoors and in low light conditions. Those who own the SD shouldn't worry though, because there is already a Gcam port with all the functions, including night scene, it's us exynos version owners that are screwed.

21. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 365; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

That's so disappointing but I imagine an update from Samsung can rectify things hopefully

22. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They haven't learned in the past two years, I doubt they will learn in one month. They should fire the team working on their image processing and hire a completely new team. As I said, check XDA, people are comparing it to their old S9+, and it's losing the battle once their isn't enough light within the frame.

18. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Most of the reviewers were saying that 3rd party launchers like Nova Launcher have incompatibility issues and they usually are stopped by the system.

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

*Most of the reviewers were saying that 3rd party launchers like Nova Launcher have incompatibility issues on Huawei phones and they usually are stopped by the system.

23. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I had zero issues when I had it running on the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro, maybe because I switched off the optimization settings for Nova once I installed it.

13. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Care to explain why?

15. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Check comment #14.

16. CEDEOTB

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

How about they do something about EMUI and the locked bootloader now?

17. Ichimoku

Posts: 144; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

Interesting. Exynos and Kirin, I should try them someday.

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