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Who made the display on the Huawei P40 Pro? Not Samsung, apparently

The display of the P40 Pro was supplied by BOE and LG. (Source: Huawei)
The display of the P40 Pro was supplied by BOE and LG. (Source: Huawei)
The Huawei P40 Pro sports an impressive quad-curved 90 Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, but which company is responsible for producing that piece of hardware? While last year's Huawei P30's screen was made by Samsung, Huawei appears to have looked elsewhere for the P40 and P40 Pro.
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Huawei launched its newest flagship, the P40 Pro, last week in Europe. The phone has been hailed for its photography chops, as is usual with Huawei flagships since the P20 Pro. However, it also has the honor of being the first Huawei device to feature a high refresh rate display. So, who made the display on the Huawei P40 Pro?

Well, not Samsung, it would seem. The South Korean company may have been responsible for the display on last year's P30, but Huawei looks to have opted for a supplier closer to home this time around. The Vice President of Chinese display manufacturers BOE has confirmed that the company supplied Huawei with the displays of both the P40 and the P40 Pro. The display on the foldable Mate Xs can be credited to the Chinese company, too.

While BOE may have made the displays on the P40 Pro, it would appear that the company didn't supply all the displays. A teardown by Financial Times has revealed that both LG and BOE supplied Huawei with displays for the P40 Pro. This isn't the first time Huawei has sourced display panels from the two companies, as the Mate 20 Pro also sported displays by LG and BOE. The regular P40, on the other hand, only features displays made by BOE.

Back then, however, units with the LG display displayed a green hue issue. LG Displays appears to have come a long way since 2018, though, and we don't expect any such issues to arise on the P40 Pro. 

This, of course, also raises the question of why LG only used a regular 60 Hz display on the V60 ThinQ when its display division is capable of producing 90 Hz panels; but that's a story for another day.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-04- 2 (Update: 2020-04- 2)