Apr 25, 2017: To stay ahead of its competitors, Samsung Display will soon start working on its seventh-generation OLED panels. According to a report, Samsung’s seventh-generation OLED panels will feature an 800ppi pixel density.
Samsung’s new A4 production line will start production in the second quarter of 2018, and will be equipped to manufacture the seventh-generation OLED panels.
Yi Choong-hoon, CEO UBI Research, a display research company, stated that Samsung’s smaller rivals will soon catch up with Samsung in production volume of sixth-generation OLED panels in 2018. Howeverf, Samsung will concentrate on larger seventh-generation OLED panels for better productivity.
The new OLED panel may be used on the company’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.
Samsung Display is still researching to diversify its OLED portfolio, and include foldable OLED, chip-on-plastic OLED and 800ppi high-resolution OLED.
Samsung Display is likely to start its 7G flexible OLED factory in South Korea. Samsung Display has a 4G, 5.5G and 6G OLED factory and is converting a TFT-LCD factory to a 6G flexible OLED facility which will start production in the fourth quarter of 2017.