Apple's next-generation smartphone iPhone will begin to abandon its existing TFT-LCD display panel in 2017 and switch to AMOLED display panels. Therefore, the global related AMOLED display panel manufacturers began to compete in the development and manufacture of AMOLED display panels, hoping to break into the Apple supply chain.
At present, the terminal products mainly using AMOLED display panels are almost manufactured by Hanshang. Including: Samsung Electronics high-end smart phones and tablets, LG Electronics' flat-panel TV series, and China's smart phone manufacturer - Oppo (OPPO).
At present, there are global manufacturers capable of mass-produced AMOLED display panels, and there are still only South Korean double-stars: Samsung Display and Lejin Display. Among them, Samsung monitors specialize in small and medium-sized AMOLED display panels, such as smart phones. LG Display specializes in large-size AMOLED display panels, such as televisions.
Observing the AMOLED display panel manufacturer's schedule, we found that South Korea's Shuangxiong has developed AMOLED display panel technology for a long time, and continues to invest huge resources. Samsung invested 5.5 trillion won in 2016 and LG also has 4.7 trillion won.
As Apple's overall revenue in 2016Q2 decreased by approximately 14.5% compared with 2015Q2. The sales volume of its profitable main products iPhone decreased by approximately 14.9% compared with 2015Q2. As a result, Apple is eager to create a new generation of iPhone products to boost its sluggish sales. One of them is the use of AMOLED display panels, which seems to have achieved results.
South Korea's Shuangxiong has foreseen the bright future of AMOLED, so it has laid a heavy foundation in AMOLED display panel technology, and has formed an unspeakable high wall for manufacturers in other countries, such as Taiwanese companies.