According to Digitimes Research 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, up by 114% from 2015.
The analysis by Digitimes Research indicated that 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.
Adding that Apple is expected to initially adopt AMOLED panels for iPhones that are expected 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.
Not to be left behind 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.
It is already known that Japan Display, Sharp, China- and Taiwan-based panel manufacturers have plans to enter production of AMOLED panels, consequently Samsung Display is likely to face increased competitors by 2019 or 2020.