According to reports, it appears that Samsung Display will be selling its foldable display panels to third-party companies.
According to what is being read on the net in these hours, it has emerged that Samsung will start supplying foldable display panels to other third-party companies. Many smartphone companies have been working on foldable smartphones in recent years, but only a couple of them have managed to launch their devices on the market: among these, we mention Samsung and Huawei.
Samsung wants competitors in the foldable market
With Huawei practically out of the game – for the moment – due to trade restrictions, Samsung now appears to have a distinct advantage. In fact, it seems that the company has plans to sell its foldable panels to other companies.
Reports indicate that the South Korean giant has plans to supply one million foldable display panels that include both designs: horizontal folding and vertical folding. While the number may not seem excessive, note that it’s still a good place to start.
The report also adds that several China-based smartphone makers have been in talks with Samsung Display to purchase foldable screen panels. This implies that we could see several new foldables in the second half of this year, probably coming from brands like OPPO and Xiaomi.
Samsung already has several foldable devices on the market and is now reportedly working on a third-generation model of the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. By supplying its panels to others, the South Korean OEM will be able to put more players in this sector. The aim is always the same: to convince users of the goodness and quality of this new type of product.
In addition to companies like Xiaomi and OPPO, Apple is also expected to launch a foldable iPhone in the coming years. While many details of the future foldable iPhone have leaked online, we haven’t seen anything official from the Cupertino giant yet.