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Apr 07, 2013

DisplaySearch expects the AMOLED market to reach $11.3 billion in 2013, up 60% from 2012 ($6.9 billion). The market is still dominate by a single supplier (Samsung Display) and a single customer (Samsung), and it's still too early to tell whether OLEDs can really become a mainstream market.

AMOLED vs LCD prices comparison

DisplaySearch also released the interesting chart above that shows price comparison between AMOLED and LCD (a-Si and LTPS) panels. Most of the growth in 2013 will come from the 4.99" Full-HD (441 PPI) panel used by the GS4, and DisplaySearch estimates that 52 million of these panels will be produced in 2013 (over $3.2 billion in revenues).

Samsung Galaxy S4 photo

Interestingly, DisplaySearch says that Samsung indeed considered using an LCD for the GS4, but in the end they obviously managed to produce those high-density display. Currently it's not clear what kind of display will be used in the Note 3, but DisplaySearch expects it to adopt an OLED panel.