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Galaxy S21 likely to come with BOE a panel instead of Samsung's in-house offering

At least one Galaxy S21 series device will come with a BOE-made display
At least one Galaxy S21 series device will come with a BOE-made display (image via Samsung)
Samsung is reportedly in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to source some panels for its upcoming Galaxy S21 series. The news confirms an earlier report which suggested that at least one device in the series would come with a BOE panel. We can also expect to see the hardware in some of Samsung's upcoming mid-rangers.
Anil Satyanarayana,

While the Samsung Galaxy S20 series got a lot of things right, pricing was not one of them. A lot of fans, enthusiasts, and critics lamented about Samsung ditching the $600-$800 segments. To sell a flagship at that price, Samsung has to cut some corners. It appears that the company plans on doing just that with the upcoming Galaxy S21 series.The infirmation comes a few weeks after another report that suggested that Samsung would use a BOE panel on 'at least one' Galaxy S21 phone.

An industry insider told Sammobile that Samsung is in correspondence with Chinese display maker BOE. The company makes AMOLED panels for a host of Chinese companies such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and iQOO. Samsung is likely to join that list, as the company will reportedly source displays from BOE for the Galaxy S21 series.

It is an effective way to help lower manufacturing costs while still offering identical features, albeit with different hardware. However, BOE panels can't run at 120Hz, so that'll be one important omission that won't sit right with a lot of users. It is not often that we see technology taking a step backward with a subsequent release, and this could be one of the rare instances.

There is no reason for Samsung to ditch it's own hardware, though. We could very well see the company's displays featured in the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S21+. The 'entry-level' Galaxy S21 will possibly be getting the short end of the stick. One can only hope that it is priced accordingly, as an inferior panel with a sky-high price will not sit well with anyone.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-05-20 (Update: 2020-05-21)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2