The Chinese display maker BOE is supplying on-cell organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panels with an embedded touch sensor for Huawei’s upcoming Mate 40 devices, reveals a report.
BOE has won the order of OLED panels supply for the Huawei Mate 40 series, which will consist of two models – a standard and a Pro version. This lineup will launch in the fourth quarter of this year. (TheElec reported)
On-cell OLED panels have a touch electrode on top of the thin-film encapsulation layer within the panel. This allows the panels to be thinner and cheaper compared to the previous add-on OLED panels where a touch film was attached on top of the panel.
According to the information, BOE is the only supplier for on-cell OLED panels for the standard Huawei Mate 40 (flat display). On the other hand, BOE will also co-supply flexible OLED display alongside Samsung Display and LG Display for the Huawei Mate 40 Pro (curved edge display).
As usual, the company may also introduce the Porsche Design RS version with the same display as the Mate 40 Pro.
It’s reported that BOE had tried to clinch new orders for the P40 series earlier this year but failed to do so. Instead, it supplied additional OLED panels for the P40 series. Meanwhile, Samsung and LG lead the supply chain and delivered on-cell OLED panels for P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus’s overflow display.
From this point forward, Huawei will likely to use on-cell OLED displays for all of its flagship smartphones. The majority of these orders may be purchased from BOE.
Huawei Mate 40 series will be the next big flagship from the Chinese tech giant. The lineup will reportedly equip with a new 5nm Kirin processor, 65W charging, 90Hz of display refresh rate, and more.