Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi signed an agreement with Samsung Display for the supply of OLED screens, which will be used on Xiaomi's flagship smartphones in 2018.
Samsung will supply 6.01-inch rigid OLED panels to Xiaomi. The first batch will be shipped in December 2017. About one million panels will be shipped in the first month and 2.2 million more will be shipped in the second month. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Xiaomi originally planned to use LG's 5.49-inch flexible OLED panels. Unfortunately, the two parties did not reach an agreement because of the operation delay of LG's new factory.
Media reports reveal that LG's new factory E5 is expected to start operation in August 2017, which is about three months later than its original plan. The reason for the delay is because LG is upgrading its panel resolution from full HD to QHD, with 2156×1440 pixels.