IHS Markit reports: As more smartphone manufacturers build designs using flexible display technology, shipments of flexible displays are expected to reach 139 million units in 2017, an increase of 135 percent compared to 2016. Further, the flexible displays are expected to comprise 3.8 percent of total display unit shipments in 2017.
- Vivo and Xiaomi launched their first smartphones with flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays in 2016.
- Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone using flexible AMOLED display in 2017.
- In 2017 Samsung Display and LG Display will start operating new fabs for flexible displays.
Flexible display shipment forcast (Source IHS Markit)