According to reports from China, TCL will start supplying smartphone AMOLED panels to Samsung Electronics. TCL is already supplying LCDs to Samsung (for both phones and TVs), but this is the first time it will supply OLEDs as well.
Samsung is looking to lower its smartphones production costs, and so it widens its OLED supply chain. Up until now, the company relied 100% on AMOLEDs produced by Samsung Display, but earlier this year it started to buy OLED panels from BOE.
Samsung holds a stake in TCL, and it recently sold it an LCD production line in China. It remains to be seen how fast will TCL be able to pass Samsung's quality tests. For BOE, this wasn't straightforward.