Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display may have been at odds last year regarding the practical uses and benefits of QD-LED for the smart TV segment, but the two companies have now reportedly come to an agreement that will benefit both parties. According to a new report from the local media, Samsung Display will continue manufacturing LCD panels for Samsung Electronics beyond the previously-established deadline, while the consumer arm will make a commitment to QD-LED starting next year.
Samsung Display’s initial plan was to shut down LCD production before the end of 2020, but the pandemic led to a higher TV demand than anticipated. With Samsung Electronics needing more LCD panels, Samsung Display decided to postpone its plans to shut down LCD production until March 2021.
Samsung QD-LED TVs to debut in early 2022
The new report now claims that Samsung Display has once again delayed its plans to cease LCD production until the end of 2021, except this time the company will be working more closely with Samsung Electronics to prepare for the next generation of QD-LED panels.
The biggest reason why the consumer arm was reluctant towards adopting QD-LED for its TVs was a low yield. Samsung is the biggest TV manufacturer in the world and the display arm simply isn’t prepared to produce as many QD-LED panels as Samsung Electronics needs.
But now that Samsung Display will continue to supply Samsung Electronics with LCD panels throughout the year, the company will use this time to prepare its QD-LED production lines for a higher capacity. Samsung Electronics will then prepare to adopt the new technology and release its first QD-LED-based smart TV in early 2022, claims the local media.