Samsung Electronics Samsung's display, has been Apple's iPhone 8 mobile phone 160 million OLED screen contract, according to foreign media latest news, Samsung monitors approved investment in Vietnam 2.5 billion US dollars, will produce the supply of Apple's OLED screen.
According to Reuters and other foreign media reports, before the media has been reported on this investment. And in a few days ago, Samsung monitors are from the Vietnamese government to obtain investment permits, Vietnam will also provide a variety of preferential policies for this project.
Samsung monitors will invest $ 2.5 billion to build a panel factory in an industrial park in Nanning, Vietnam. So far, Samsung's total investment in Vietnam has reached 6.5 billion US dollars.
It should be noted that Vietnam has become Samsung's global manufacturing base, such as last year caused the battery spontaneous combustion accident Note 7 mobile phone, almost all of the Vietnamese factory production, the quality of the accident occurred after the workers did not live dry phenomenon.
Samsung's display did not announce what products will be produced in Vietnam's new plant. But the Korean media and a number of foreign media have pointed out that Vietnam's new plant will be produced to provide Apple's OLED phone screen.
Currently in the field of smart phones for the smart phone screen, Samsung Electronics accounted for almost all of the global share. LG monitors, Japanese monitors, Sharp and some of China's panel factory is still in a backward position, or can not mass production.
According to Korean media reports, not long ago Apple Samsung monitor to increase the 60 million OLED screen orders, a total of 160 million orders for the order, in short, Apple can produce up to 160 million this year, 10 years version of the phone.
In the iPhone 8, Apple will be the first time in the history of the company using OLED screen, this screen quality is more vivid, more power, can improve battery life. But the global supplier of production capacity to become the biggest obstacle to promote the new screen Apple.
Apple will be in batches, gradually turning to the OLED screen. Also in this year, 10 years outside the two phones will still use the traditional LCD screen.
Prior to Apple, Samsung Electronics and many of the world's brands (including Chinese manufacturers) have been in the mobile phone using OLED screen, so this year the global OLED screen will be an emergency. It is reported that Apple and even the Chinese panel business BOE contact, hope to purchase the screen.
The Samsung display $ 2.5 billion investment in the new panel factory, when completed and put into production is still unknown.
In the field of OLED, Samsung in the mobile phone screen to occupy an absolute advantage. But in the OLED TV screen, LG display occupies an absolute advantage. In the face of the future of OLED good prospects for development, the two South Korean rivals are penetrating each other's areas, Samsung will produce more TV large-size OLED screen, and LG will increase the production of mobile phone screen.
Foxconn Group's Japan Sharp, also ready to compete for Apple OLED screen orders. Sharp is now in Japan to improve production technology. It is reported that Foxconn and Sharp are preparing to build OLED production plant in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, the product will be supplied to Foxconn Apple's mobile phone assembly base.
It is worth mentioning that Samsung's global mobile phone sales, half of the two factories in Vietnam, respectively, in North Ning and Taiyuan, last year, the two factories produced the number of Samsung mobile phones may reach 200 million. Two factories invested a total of 7.5 billion US dollars, employing 110,000 people.