Samsung exec says it landed "huge" orders for flexible OLED screens this year, analysts quick to cry Apple

Samsung exec says it landed
Samsung Electronics VP Kwon Oh-hyun revealed that the company is receiving "huge" orders for its upcoming OLED displays with flexible substrates, which it is marketing under the YOUM brand.

Samsung's Korean factories have orders to make no less than 960, 000 flexible OLED panels this year, which is a pretty big number for a fledgling technology. That's why some analysts have been quick to start daydreaming that such a quantity might hint at the Apple behemoth ordering flexible OLEDs for its gadgets.

Highly unlikely, we'd say, considering that Apple hates limiting itself to only one supplier of any given part, although LG is also building assembly lines for such screens. Moreover, between Samsung's own device planned to use flexible AMOLED by the end of the year, and Apple's eventual usage, a million of those panels is nothing really.

Mr Kwon, who is om charge of the components department of Samsung, was quoted to say "We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant. OLEDs will replace LCDs as the main mobile displays from around 2015 as the screens are thinner and brighter. Samsung has massively invested in OLED-related technologies and will continue to do so.

The biggest advantage of device with plastic screen substrates is that they will be more durable and cheaper to produce. As for the futuristic shapes - let's wait and see how Samsung will use the technology in regard to ergonomics.

source: KoreaTimes

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9 Comments

1. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

love it want to grab one in my hand to know how it feels

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

960 000? That's like thirty times less than iphone sells, and 12 times less than ipad sells, in one quarter..those analysts are retards

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gotta agree with ya there. Had they said like 20 million screens.. or even 5-10 million as an initial order, i could of entertained the idea that apple moved from LCD to OLED.. but 960k? yea right. Thats probably for either a Tizen phone to get it noticed or that other company (cant remember the name right now) that is buying exynos processors from samsung for their phones.

6. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

the company you meant to say that ordered exynos processors is chinese manufacturer Meizu

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

*Not less than 960 000. if those were really for i phone by the first weekend it will all vanish

5. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

could be for nokia windows phone aw i could dream

7. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

hmm someone wants to make a game changer tablet or smartphone i wonder who

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Apple does such a good job keeping secrets that no one knows what they'll do. Love it!

9. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Like how many problems its devices have!

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