Sharp of the largest display maker from Japan after Samsung and LG is about to step-in, with its big ambitions in the OLED display arena, where Samsung rules, and soon we could see Samsung’s monopoly take a hit. As in a press conference, Sharp’s CEO Dai Zhengwu conveyed that the company has done the development of smartphone OLED panels, and is about to begin mass producing OLED panels for smartphones.
It is not yet said how large the number will be, but its competitors like Samsung produces more than 150 million to 200 million, and a large chunk of which goes to Apple for its iPhone X. This year it is also rumored that the 2018 edition of iPhone 8 specifically the Plus variant might shift from an LCD panel to an OLED one.
So this will further, chew-up whatever comes out of Samsung’s production line, so there’s indeed one more reliable player required in the market to fulfill the ever-growing demand for AMOLED screens. Just a couple of days ago, we reported about Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei and Meizu turning towards mini-LED backlit display’s, as there will be a shortage of OLED panel in the coming months.
Furthermore, Sharp will also be using some percentage of OLED panels for its smartphones, that the company intends to launch this year, and we have seen a few renders of those devices earlier. Lastly, it remains to be seen how the situation with those above mention Chinese OEMs will go as Sharp jumps into the OLED production game.