Quarterly OLED Market Report for Smartphones

The OLED market report for smartphones provides information that enables the companies involved in the OLED industry to accurately understand the changes in the smartphone OLED market and to anticipate future market directions.

The report analyzes the market of OLED for smartphones, which are the flagship products of the OLED panel market, by reviewing quarterly performance and anticipating future market changes.

It also provides the cost analysis for the components and materials that comprise the Galaxy S and the flexible OLED (including modules) of the iPhone.

The report is based on the data of the Market Track published by UBI Research every quarter.


In this report, the market performance, cost, and investment status of OLED for smartphones are analyzed quarterly to provide demand and market forecast. This will allow us to accurately understand the changes in the OLED market for smart phones in the rapidly changing OLED industry and predict future direction of OLED market.


The substrate area of the global OLED lines for Smartphone manufacturing in the second quarter was 3.49 Mm2, up 6.4% from 3.27 Mm2 in the first quarter and 30.1% higher than the second quarter of 2017. In 2018, the annual substrate area is to be14.8 Mm2, up 27% from 10.8 Mm2 in 2017.

Base on the analysis of the performances in the first and second quarter of 2018, OLED market for smartphones is expected to reach US$ 28.5 billion, up 14.9% compared to the US$ 24.2 billion in 2017. The operation rate of Samsung Display’s A3 line, which leads the OLED panel market, has gradually risen from the second quarter. And, it is expected to be operated more than 70% in the third quarter. Thus, the display materials market, including emitting materials, will continue to grow.


In the second quarter, OLED sales of Korean companies amounted to US$ 6.28 billion, accounting for 96.9% of total sales. China, which ranked the second, kept 3% portion, with the sales of US$ 190 million.


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