LG Display will supposedly supply OLED displays for both the V20 and G6 successors when they launch later this year and in 2017, respectively. This is according to anonymous sources close to The Investor who are also saying that the South Korean manufacturer will begin full-scale OLED production by this July in an attempt to meet demand.
Factories in Gumi, South Korea are responsible for producing the majority of OLED panels in the country. LG announced in 2015 that it would invest in the production of flexible OLED panels in this same city, so the timing of these rumors appear to line-up perfectly with LG's long-term commitment to this particular panel type.
LG had previously dabbled in curved OLED smartphones with the G Flex in 2014 and subsequent G Flex 2 in 2015. Sales were likely not as high as the manufacturer had hoped, but the recent resurgence in OLED technology from critical investors like Apple and Samsung may be reason enough for another good look at the IPS alternative.
Google is investing nearly $1 billion USD in LG to hasten OLED production to suggest that future Pixel smartphones may sport these new panels as standard to better compete with future iPhone models.
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