According to a research article on the Digitimes news website although Samsung Display has dominated the global supply of AMOLED panels used in smartphones, Chinese AMOLED manufacturers will begin to challenge Samsung's dominance sometime during 2019.
The research article suggests that this is being driven as Chinese manufacturers increase their output to meet the demands of local smartphone manufacturers.
The article went on further to explain that among Chinese smartphone manufacturers Coolpad, Xiaomi Technology and ZTE adopted AMOLED panels produced by Chinese EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai), Tianma Micro-electronics and Govisionox Optoelectronics in 2016.
Chinese OLED manufacturers are expected to collectively ship 2.4 million AMOLED panels in 2016, shipments will increase to 2.6 million units in 2017, 3.5 million units in 2018 and 4.8 million units by 2019.
BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics have been establishing AMOLED production lines, and OLED makers Visionox, EverDispaly and Royole will either set up or expand capacity for AMOLED panels.
The local supply-chain is becoming more established - for example - Chinese touch panel maker Truly Opto-Electronics has acquired production equipment from Samsung Display to produce AMOLED panels.