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Samsung reportedly sends foldable display samples to Apple and Google

Samsung will release the Galaxy Fold next month. The foldable display panel for this innovative new device is made by Samsung Display. The company already has a significant position in the mobile OLED display market and it’s now looking to win customers for foldable displays as well.

According to a new report out of South Korea, Samsung Display has sent samples of foldable display to Apple and Google. This doesn’t mean that those companies are planning to release such a device in the near future. What it does show is that Samsung would want them to choose its display if they ever decide to do so.

Foldable display samples reportedly sent to Apple and Google

The foldable display sample that Samsung has sent to Apple reportedly has a 7.2-inch panel which is 0.1-inch smaller than the 7.3-inch panel on the Galaxy Fold. The same is also said to have been delivered to Google. It’s unclear if and when Apple will decide to jump on the foldable bandwagon itself. However, the company does source panels from Samsung for its OLED iPhones. There won’t be anything stopping it to get foldable panels from Samsung Display as well.

Google is trying to become an increasingly competitive player in the hardware market with its Pixel devices. So it may eventually decide to launch a foldable smartphone of its own. Google has also worked with Samsung to optimize the user interface for the Galaxy Fold. It is evidently preparing the Android platform for the eventual proliferation of foldable devices.

Samsung Display certainly seeks to benefit from the industry’s shift to this form factor. It would obviously prefer if OEMs opt for its foldable panel going forward. The report mentions that the company can produce 200,000 units of foldable displays every month or 2.4 million units annually. It’s now said to be considering an expansion in the production capacity to the level of 10 million units per year in anticipation for future demand.

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aarozone
aarozone

When Apple announces the “iFold” with “Retina Display”, “The first of its kind”. Small Print, “Uses Samsung Display” or ” Information withheld”. 😂

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

I understand 200k units per month is an overestimation but, wow…

Biransahin
Biransahin

Google is certainly not becoming a more significant player. They only sold 3 million Pixel 2 devices and even less Pixel 3 phones. They sold 4 million of the first Pixel and it’s been going downhill since. They represent less than 0.01% of global phone sales to the extent that they have never even registered in sales charts.

stondec
stondec

Google’s version of a foldable phone will be the ugliest, most unwieldy and most unintuitive to use.

Biransahin
Biransahin

You got that right.!

rmn4
rmn4

Google will wait for Apples foldable phone to come out first so that they can replicate all the same limitations on their own version of it. A la Pixel style.

locarno
locarno

Meanwhile BOE stolen information from Samsung Display.

Biransahin
Biransahin

True.

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