The further development of smart phones has brought OLED panels to a good period of development. The current market Samsung is in a monopoly position, but the pattern will soon be broken. Recently, Sharp president and CEO Dai Zhengwu said in an interview with reporters that Sharp will mass production of OLED panels in the first quarter of this year, thus breaking the current situation dominated by Samsung Electronics.
It is understood that Sharp has completed the production of cell phone OLED panel samples in December last year and is currently preparing for mass production, but actual shipments will be arranged according to the customer's product launch date. In June or July of this year, Sharp will launch a smartphone equipped with its own OLED panel.
OLED panel ushered in a big change Sharp will mass production to break the monopoly of Samsung
It is not unexpected that Sharp can break Samsung's monopoly structure. Prior to this, the industry generally believed that Sharp would be the first panel maker with the ability to produce OLED panels and be headquartered in Japan. What's more, after Sharp was acquired by Foxconn, it also caught Apple's thigh in the supply chain and was actively seeking to supply the screen for Apple's iPhone X.
Currently, Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Display, is the sole supplier of iPhone X screens, and Foxconn is the exclusive founder of iPhone X.
In December last year, there were reports that Samsung Display will supply 180 million to 200 million flexible OLED panels for Apple iPhones this year. Last year, Samsung supplied about 50 million OLED panels for iPhone X.