Samsung Display had been working on foldable panels for quite some time. This enabled Samsung’s mobile division to be the first to launch a foldable smartphone in 2019. It later launched Ultra-Thin Glass foldable panels that were used for the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
These display panels weren’t supplied to any other company previously but that may soon change. According to a new report, Samsung Display will begin supplying foldable panels to Chinese smartphone manufacturers.
Oppo and Vivo to use Samsung’s foldable displays
Samsung makes a lot of money every year from the sale of components. So it’s not surprising to hear that it’s now going to supply foldable panels to other manufacturers as well. A report out of Korea claims that Samsung is going to start supplying foldable panels to Chinese smartphone manufacturers from the third quarter of this year.
The company is reportedly planning to ship one million panels this year. This means that consumers can look forward to many different foldable smartphones towards the end of this year. Samsung is said to be actively working with the Chinese manufacturers to provide them with these panels.
This is going to be the first time that these foldable panels are utilized by a company other than Samsung Electronics. Oppo and Vivo are reportedly going to use these panels for their foldable smartphones due later this year.
Samsung Display will continue to provide foldable displays to Samsung Electronics as well. The latter is expected to launch at least two foldable devices this year. They will be the successors to the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Z Fold 2.