Shipments of Samsung Display's smartphone ready AMOLED screens to rise 114% from 2015 to 2019

Shipments of Samsung Display's smartphone ready AMOLED screens to rise 114% from 2015 to 2019
Shipments of smartphone ready AMOLED screens by Samsung Display are expected to hit 560 million units by 2019. That would be a 114% increase from 2015's shipments. Samsung is the leading provider of these AMOLED screens to smartphone manufacturers. In fact, Samsung Electronics is Samsung Display's top customer and should remain so throughout the next few years. Shipments of AMOLED screens to Samsung Electronics should rise from 239 million units this year to 290 million in 2019.

Samsung will pretty much have the AMOLED screen market for Chinese smartphone producers to itself until 2019 and 2020. That is when other companies like Japan Display, Sharp, and others will start to supply smartphone manufactures like Vivo, Oppo, GiONEE, Huawei Technologies and Lenovo. Samsung's shipments of AMOLED displays to those companies will rise from 99 million units this year, to 150 million in 2019.      

Starting next year, the Apple iPhone is expected to sport an AMOLED display. The 2017 iPhone will be the tenth-anniversary edition and Apple is rumored to be making numerous design changes to the phone to mark the occasion. To that end, Samsung Display will provide Apple with 40 million units of AMOLED displays next year with that figure doubling to 80 million units in 2018, and reaching 120 million units the year after.    

source: Digitimes

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8 Comments

1. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

No question, Samsung does great high end Amoled displays. LG is also doing great Amoled screens for TV. I am happy to see that Apple will jump to Amoled next year. It is overdue.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"Samsung does great high end Amoled displays" Well, according to Samsung haters, their Amoleds sucks and burn in blah blah blah, until iPhones uses them that is, suddenly they will be "perfected" Note: not a Samsung fan or Apple hater, I just hate blind haters from BOTH sides.

4. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Agreed. I don't quite like the LCD light bleed and no true black.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Too bad Sony Sharp Philips don't make OLED screen, more competition would definitely bring down the price.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Bring it down to what? AMOLED displays are already cheaper than LCD panels.

5. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Poor Cook who once slammed Samsung for using OLED display has to adopt the same display. The ultimate copycat?

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For everything Apple has blasted Samsung for, has now all come full circle on Apple..>EVERY SINGLE THING> They blasted larger screen phones, they blasted OLED displays, they blasted widgets, they blasted touchless screen gestures, they blasted dedicating a button to a feature, they blasted split-screen and more (some of that could have just been fanboys blasting Samsung too, not Apple specifically). But either way, they all now have to suck it up and just admit, the iPhone would be a terrible piece of junk if it wasn't for Samsung technologies. The fact is, they all can blast Samsung until they are dead, Samsung still makes 75% of the components that go into the iPhone. That means, its those cheap 25% of parts that cause the iPhone to have a 25% failure rate. Because Samsung phones only have a 7% failure rate.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's good to see Apple is finally biting the AMOLED bullet. I'm curious as to how the specs compare for the Super AMOLED displays that Samsung uses in its own phones vs what Apple may have purchase. One thing iPhone users can look forward too is punchier display colors, better battery-life since backlit LCD are a much higher drain, get to see true black as well. You get a display that is closer to the 6500 Kelvin, which is the mark of the colors being 100% true/natural. We will see what all the iPhone users will say once they are using a similar panel to what we've been using since the Galaxy S3. I'm curious to wonder if Apple avoid AMOLED because at the time they were more costly than LCD's, though not by much. As NoToFanBoys stated "Well, according to Samsung haters, their Amoleds sucks and burn in blah blah blah, until iPhones uses them that is, suddenly they will be "perfected" I can't way to see all of them so a 360 degree turn and love AMOLED. Like everything else they knock about Samsung phones, and then love when they get it. I wonder if Apple will finally bring a 1080p display to the base iPhone 7 and 1440p to the either one of the larger model, like the Pro. Since the pro model will cost over $1000 just because of some gimmicky camera, it needs to have a slew of new features to justify a $400 price increase. if they drop 1080p only, that will be the biggest ripoff from Apple ever!

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