Samsung is going to buy OLED TV panels from LG: As per different Korean media may believe that LG Display and Samsung are currently in talks about purchasing a large number of OLED panels. Samsung would like to buy 1 million OLED panels from LG this year, and next year it would even go to 4 million panels.
Samsung is currently in a difficult position with constantly rising prices for LCD panels and various premium technologies that are not yet affordable for the masses. LG may be the biggest competitor, but that does not alter the fact that Samsung wants to maintain its market share at any cost.
The choice for OLED is no stranger as LG has managed to achieve a large market share with this. In fact, LG Display is the only manufacturer of OLED panels and the panels are purchased by almost all major manufacturers. Philips, Sony and Panasonic, among others, produce OLED TVs in which the LG Display panels can be found.
Samsung has been working behind the scenes for a while on its own variant of the OLED panel, called qd-oled. This is a combination of quantum dots and OLED. However, this technique is not yet ready to be marketed on a large scale and at affordable prices. The same goes for the microled technique.
According to industry sources, Samsung and LG would almost agree to the supply of OLED panels, so we can possibly expect an OLED television from Samsung next year. Samsung itself dismisses the rumors as ‘just rumors’ for the time being.