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AMOLED Screens Taking Over

AMOLED Screens Taking OverAMOLED Screens Taking Over

Apple may be switching to AMOLED displays for the 2018 iPhones and those could either come from Samsung or JDI, depending on who you ask. But then again, even without Apple, the active-matrix organic light-emitting diode is doing mighty fine, a report out of South Korea states, according to GSM Arena. The numbers for Q3 2016 show a 35% increase in the number of displays shipped, compared to the previous quarter. Even more impressively, the 79 million mobile displays are more than twice as many as in the same period last year.  Wider adoption and diminishing production costs have meant that the $3.29 billion value of the displays sold is not double that from Q3 2014, but it is nearly there. The market share of AMOLED panels in mobile displays has reached 18% in the quarter in question, and a dominating 95.8% of those are made by Samsung. Not as imposing, but still in a leading position, Samsung holds 38.5% of the overall smartphone display panel market, with JDI accounting for 17% and LG in third with 13.8%.