As Samsung and the rest of the smartphone world slowly transition from using LCD display screens to the more energy-efficient OLED screens, the world-leading manufacturer as far as the latter screens are concerned – Samsung Display – is making some interesting moves with its display business.
According to a new report surfacing from South Korea, Samsung Display has reportedly spun off its OLED business as it looks for better ways of cutting down some of its unprofitable sections of the company. Someone close to the matter says that the decision to separate OLED business and make it independent of Samsung Display is aimed at slowly transitioning away from the seemingly unprofitable LCD business.
As mentioned at the beginning, Samsung has slowly been moving away from LCD panels with respect to its smartphones, be it low-end or high-end. Quite a number of companies, including ASUS and OnePlus, have already taken this path with their latest revelations. Apple is also rumored to be planning to jump onto the bandwagon with next year’s iPhone release. With this in mind, Samsung Display has torn the two apart, with most of the division’s workforce heading the OLED way.
Just recently, news came from South Korea indicating that Samsung Display has plans to shut down another of its LCD plants. With this move, it definitely means that the future of LCD has been confirmed.
In case you hadn’t realized, this is a clean exit strategy by Samsung. The company is sure that LCD technology is no longer the go-to thing as far as display screens are concerned. In fact, the company seems to have found a cheaper way of coming in with OLED panels as opposed to the costlier LCD panels.
As for now, this announcement has not been made official by Samsung Display, however, there is no doubt that the moves made by Samsung are directed towards offsetting the declining demand for LCD display screens. With this in mind, expect to see more smartphones with OLED display screens as from 2017 onwards.