Samsung Display is just one of many divisions of the South Korean tech giant. It supplies the screens and panels used in Galaxy devices and Samsung smart TVs. It also ships parts to various OEMs. Recently, a new low-power OLED screen was officially announced. More companies will take advantage of Samsung Display as the South Korean tech giant has started developing foldable OLED panels for Google, OPPO and Xiaomi. There is no formal announcement from any of these OEMs, but we believe future folding phones from these brands will come out soon.
OPPO has made its roll phone concept public. Xiaomi also has several foldable phone concepts. As for Google, you may be considering a foldable Pixel phone. The foldable OLED displays that are made are said to be used this year.
OPPO is is saying to be working on a foldable flip phone similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. It can come with a 7.7 inch flexible screen and another 1.5 to 2 inch external screen. OPPO has previously worked with BOE, Visionox and Samsung Display, but now it will only work with the latter.
Xiaomi has partnered with Visionox, but has also partnered with Samsung Display and CSOT. The screen is said to be about 8.03 inches, while the outer screen will be 6.38 inches. Google can only use a 7.6-inch folding screen for an unknown device.
These three companies will compete with Samsung and Huawei when it comes to the foldable phone category. It will be interesting to see that Samsung finally has competition. There are Royole and Motorola with Flexpai and the Moto RAZR folding phone, but they are not as popular as the Samsung Galaxy Fold devices.
Samsung Display isn’t the only foldable panel provider, but it might be the busiest right now. We will see how the folding panel industry will improve as Samsung Display, BOE, Visionox and CSOT continue to work on improvements and new technologies.