OLED displays come to stay mobile

OLED display

The technology OLED are advancing significantly in different fields of industry, we can see where a flat screen, and the power consumption is needed is an important factor. It is not our intention to pit this type of display with LCD, evolved to impressive levels, but some figures to understand how growing demand for newer technologies.

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The leading manufacturer of OLED displays is Samsung and the reality is that we can say that everything is in South Korea, as the company that follows is LG Display. Dominators of technology and production, Asians are assuming that demand is growing, especially in the world of smartphones, also in the booming wearables.

In the fourth quarter sales, 18% were OLED screens

Today we can share information consultancy IHS that speaks of figures and specific studies on acceptance.

No data are directly confirmed by Korean companies, but it is interesting to put on the table IHS estimates that 79 million are panels where the market has needed to cover sales of the third quarter that ended a few weeks ago. Of that amount, 18% were OLED screens.

Samsung is the leader in the production of OLED panels, if we add to LG, the thing stays in Korea

We speak of an increase in demand for a 100% over 2014 all types of panels. If we make a comparison with the second quarter, the growth is 35%, which is not small feat.

Some media echo the value of all the OLED screens created in the third quarter amounted to 3290 million dollars are made, it begins to look like a juicy business.

The push has led Samsung has two main culprits, producing screens for the Galaxy Note 5 and to a lesser extent, the SmartWatch Gear S2. Regardless of what you sell, here we speak of display manufacturing.

Now producing all kinds mobile panel is led by Samsung Display, which takes a market share of 38.5% market share, followed by 13.8% getting LG Display. No names behind as the Japanese giant JDI – Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi – or AU Optronics.

If we stop exclusively on OLED panels, we know that Samsung is what makes 95% of screens small and medium sized, and it seems that LG is more focused on wearables, and continues to evolve IPS for phones.

He who follows this world will know that all major record companies are moving to transform LCD factories or create new ones, as in the case of JDI. Anyway, mark the calendar for dates near 2018 competition, then Samsung will be better armed now with quite mastered the market, may give priority to other developments, such as flexible displays and transparent.

Companies that test and change

In our network we do not stop to cover information and rumors of screens demand for new manufacturers, among which is the name of Apple. Sooner or later you have to have an iPhone with OLED screen seems sung, and then the market share of this technology will be talking about the level of the LCD in mobile.

In China there are several strong brands that are happening or trying AMOLED. Names like Huawei Nexus 6POppo or OnePlus already have models R7 and X and the major leap seems to come with Xiaomi, which is rumored that possibility with the expected Mi5.

HTC has also used the AMOLED One A9, and it seems that more will come. The most striking case the change occurs has to do with Chinese companies such as Vivo, UMi or Gionee, which are beginning to offer very affordable handsets with such screens.

We are confident that many of these companies have changed the OLED before what the market says, but production of panels or the highest price for them as appropriate and not allowed them to make the leap with guarantees and profitability.

LG thinks notebooks

According to Digitimes, LG Display will start to produce OLED panels for monitors for computers, even portable. The company wants to use its advances in new technologies to diversify market, and it seems the logical step toward computers is, after starting to see these panels in tablets.

The estimate you have for the first models is 2016 at the earliest or 2017 as more credible dateLG is now more interested in improving certain characteristic problems encountered in its development of OLED TVs, but their intention is to strike first to become a leader in monitors.

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