Huawei will not be able to use Samsung and LG screens on their mobiles due to the US veto
Samsung Electronics and LG Display will stop supplying panels to Huawei, following the United States trade blockade, according to Chosun Biz, the largest newspaper in South Korea, and as LG Display has been able to confirm to Reuters. Both companies will stop having a relationship with Huawei as of September 15, the key day on which new US government restrictions come into effect.
The blow adds to the news that Huawei will not be able to produce its Kirin processors, also due to government sanctions. Faced with this scenario everything remains in the hands of BOE, one of the largest display providers in the world.
There will be no more Samsung or LG screens for Huawei
Models like the Huawei P40 Pro use Samsung panels in several of their units. Models like the P40 bet exclusively on BOE. Phone manufacturers use multiple panels for the same model, with Samsung, LG and BOE the main protagonists.
Without LG or Samsung, BOE remains the main candidate to manufacture the panels for the next Huawei phones
According to The Elec, it was already planned that the Huawei Mate 40 had BOE as sole supplier, although for the Mate 40 Pro it was expected that there would be models with Samsung and LG panels. Such is the importance of BOE that, according to 2019 data, it supplied more than 413 million panels, surpassing Samsung Display as the main supplier of panels worldwide.
Currently there are other providers, such as Visionox, CSOT, Japan Display, Sharp and others, but none of them have achieved the success, numbers and distribution of BOE, Samsung and LG panels. Thus, BOE is posed as the main supplier of future Huawei mobiles.
From Engadget Mobile we have contacted Samsung and Huawei to find out their positions and we will update this article with their response.