Xiaomi to buy OLED panels from LG next year?

Xiaomi to buy OLED panels from LG next year?
While it would appear that Apple is going to stick with LCD screens for the iPhone, at least for the present time, Xiaomi might be making the change to OLED as soon as next year. Out of Korea comes a report that LG and Xiaomi are in talks to hammer out the specifics of a deal which would result in the latter purchasing OLED panels from LG.

LG Display is looking to grab more business outside of the purchase orders it receives from its own parent company, LG Electronics. With the display manufacturer increasing OLED production, a deal with Xiaomi would come at a perfect time. The terms of the deal should be hammered out by the end of this year.

While Xiaomi has purchased OLED panels from LG during the last two-years, the company is looking to add phones sporting OLED screens to its lineup next year, including the Xiaomi Mi 5. That model is expected to be Xiaomi's next flagship phone. LG will start delivering the OLED panels to Xiaomi during the second quarter of 2016.

source: Digitimes

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8 Comments

1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Lg should use OLED on the G5.

4. markoss

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 04, 2015

According to some, the information in Korea. LG g5 will have 5,5 INCH OLED display WITH 4 COLOR PIXEL TECHNOLOGY AND WRGB

2. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Xiomi use 1% lg panel 99% cheap chinese. And advertise they use lg lol

3. badegg

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 11, 2015

Agree with u. little rice has been known for false advertising for years.

5. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Very true chinese companies use cheap stuff..they will use very little of LG oled for marketing purposes..Hope the LG G5 would use thier oled technology since it is the best right now in TVs.

6. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Yeah, cheap stuff. Displays from LG or Sharp, image sensors from Sony, Samsung or Omnivision, storage from Toshiba or Skhynix, RAM from Samsung again, glass from Corning, SoC and other chips from Qualcomm, Texas Instruments or Mediatek, batteries from LG or Sony again, stainless steel chassis and frame and so on.

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

just ignore the bashers

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

LG is solid and makes great displays. I wonder why they prefer LCD for 2k when OLED would theoretically be better.

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