Samsung Display will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels for Huawei's premium strategic smartphones for the first time.
Huawei decided to use Samsung Display's OLED panels for its flagship smartphone models “Mate 30” and “Mate 30 Pro” scheduled to be launched in the second half of the year, industry sources and foreign media outlets said on Aug. 27.
Samsung Display supplied OLED panels for Huawei's smartphones P20 and Mate 20 last year and also supplied panels for the P30, which was launched earlier this year, but China's BOE supply panels for its “Pro” models.
BOE was initially reported to be the vendor of panels for the Mate 30 Pro, which will be launched this time. However, industry insiders say that Huawei has chosen Samsung Display as it thought that BOE will not be able to meet its order volume.
Huawei suffered from the “Green Screen-gate” due to the green light leaked from screens of the Mate 20 Pro. The defective panels were known to have been supplied by BOE.
Earlier, concern was voiced over Samsung Display following a news report on Aug. 22 that Apple might use BOE panels instead of those of Samsung. Under these circumstances, industry watchers say that Korean OLED panels still outweigh those of Chinese companies in product quality even though Chinese display companies are in hot pursuit of their Korean counterparts.