Research company IHS, Markit introduced the report, according to which LG has become the world’s largest manufacturer of OLED displays for smart watch, thanks to the cooperation with Apple.
For 2017 delivery, LG Display amounted to a total of about 10,64 million AMOLED screens or 41.1% of display market for smart watches. The share of Samsung Display had a total of 8.95 million sets or 34.8%, Everydisplay Optronics was able to sell of 4.17 million screens, which is equal to 16.2% of the industry. Companies AUO and BOE got 5.7% and 1.5% of the total number of orders, respectively.
Samsung group releases their own wearable devices. However, their popularity can not be compared with Apple Watch. In 2017, Samsung, LG supplied the Corporation from Cupertino OLED displays for smart hours. At the same time, from 14,75 million screens 70% of which were produced by LG Display. The Apple contracts secured for her a leading position in the market, at least until 2022.
Samsung still intends to compete for the orders for new iPhone models. Representatives of the group believe that, despite the new production line, built on the investments Apple, LG will be able to create in just two to five million OLED screens. The rest most likely will get a Samsung Display. If the reports that Apple is going to release a new 91 million smartphones in the second half of 2018, will be true, Samsung Display will have a very stressful job.