Samsung Display has dominated global production and supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will maintain the leading status over the next few years, with its shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019, hiking 114% from 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Electronics is Samsung Display's largest client for smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will remain so over the next few years, with demand to grow from 239 million units in 2016 to 290 million units in 2019, Digitimes Research indicated.
Apple is expected to initially adopt AMOLED panels for iPhones to be launched in 2017, with Samsung Display's supply estimated at 40 million units in 2017, 80 million units in 2018 and 120 million units in 2019.
Several China-based smartphone vendors, including Vivo, Oppo, GiONEE, Huawei Technologies and Lenovo, have adopted or decided to adopt AMOLED panels, and Samsung Display's combined shipments to them will increase from 99 million units in 2016 to 150 million units in 2019.
As Japan Display, Sharp, China- and Taiwan-based panel makers plan to step into AMOLED panels, Samsung Display may begin to face competition in 2019 or 2020.
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