Samsung will purchase OLED panels from LG for its own OLED TVs this year. Samsung has its first QD-OLED television announced. This model uses Samsung’s own OLED panels, combined with quantum dots. However, it seems that Samsung is opening the door to a wider range of OLED televisions, in order to compete with all those manufacturers that now have a complete OLED TV line-up.
According to the South Korean chosun Samsung and LG Display are currently in talks for the delivery of about 2 million OLED panels. We also see these so-called WOLED panels in OLED televisions from LG itself, Panasonic, Philips and Sony. Samsung could expect the OLED panels from April, so it seems that the South Korean manufacturer wants to come up with a real range of OLED televisions.
LG Display President Jeong Ho-young says, “If the conditions are right and we can make money from it, the opportunity is open.” Samsung Electronics also does not deny the possible cooperation. Han Jong-hee, vice president of the DX (Device Experience) division of Samsung Electronics, said in January, “We are open to all possibilities.”
For the time being, it remains to be seen what the exact plans of Samsung are, but there is a chance that we will see several OLED televisions from Samsung in the not too long term, partly produced by LG Display.