It would appear that Huawei will be facing an AMOLED screen panel shortage in 2017, according to people in the know. Only 8% of its production will be based on such technology, because of insuficient supply.
Apple and Samsung will get the lion’s share of panels, around 70% of the global output in 2017 and 2018 going to them. Samsung Display will be primary supplier, with LG Display expected to contribute too in 2018 and Chinese firm BOE Technology in 2020. Sharp should also be able to make some panels of the kind, but they were not quoted in the latest report.
The Cupertino giant is said to receive delivery of 75 million OLED panels from Samsung in 2017, which means 14% of the global OLED production. Samsung gets its 56% cut and Oppo and Vivo will score 13% and 10% respectively. Huawei in the meantime has to settle for less, probably only for its Mate models and maybe for one Honor unit. Well, if the LCD panels are quality ones, we won’t complain too much about this.