Smartphone Display Market By Technology Type (LCD, LED), By Screen Size (Above 6 inches, 5.5 inches - 5.9 inches, 5 inches - 5.4 inches, Below 5 inches), By Resolution Type (4K (4096 x 2160), 2K (2560 x 1440), 1080p (1920 x 1080), 620p (1280 x 620)), By Distribution Channel (Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Aftermarket) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

"Advancements in Screen Technologies Aiding the Smartphone Display Market Growth"

The smartphone display market was valued at US$ 50.29 Bn in 2017 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period from 2017 to 2026. It is no secret that the design of the smartphone has come a long way ever since the first cell phone was launched decades ago. Thus with the launch of the Samsung SPH-1300 in 2001, the journey of the smartphone began. The screen of a smartphone is of paramount importance when it comes to making a purchase decision for a smartphone. Since the era of the earlier black & white screen mobile phones, the display screen has evolved and today technology has reached the milestone of making flexible screens. One of the most prominent factors complimenting the smartphone display market growth can be attributed to the increasing sales of smartphones worldwide. For instance, the worldwide smartphone sales in 2017 witnessed a growth of 2.7% over 2016. In 2017, smartphone sales totaled 1,536.5 million units as against 1,496.0 million units in 2016. Technological advancements in screen technology is another major factor contributing to the growth of the market. Today smartphones with 4K screen resolution are available in the market and are usually found on flagship models. Moreover, the fact that full screen smartphones have gained immense popularity in recent years further contributes to the smartphone display market growth.

Market Synopsis

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"An Increasing Number of Smartphones to Adopt AMOLED Screens in the Coming Years"

In 2017, the LCD segment led the overall smartphone display market worldwide, in terms of value. The cost to manufacture and procure a LCD screen is comparatively cheaper to that of AMOLED. This factor makes LCD displays to be commonly found on most of the budget smartphones. However, with constant advancements taking place in the LED display technology, the market share of the same expected to increase in the coming years.  The fact that AMOLED screens performs better in terms of battery consumption expected to play a crucial role in its increasing adoption in future smartphones. However, in the coming years, Micro-LED displays segment expected to witness a significant growth. Currently, this display technology is yet not commercialized or in mass production. Considering the advantages of micro-LED displays such as it being lighter, thinner, brighter, low power display, etc., the segment expected to give a tough competition to the LCD and LED technology during the forecast period.

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"R&D Activities to Remain on the Center Stage for the Players Operating in the Smartphone Display Market"

Research and development activities is one of the most common strategies adopted by the players operating in the smartphone display market. These activities are directed towards improving the existing products as well as developing new ones. For instance, recently Samsung announced a bendable and unbreakable screen for smartphones. The new display uses plastic instead of glass and therefore is not prone to shattering or cracking. Moreover, the display survived the break test when dropped from a height of 4-6 feet. Another recent development witnessed in the area of smartphone display is the breakthrough achieved by the phone makers in embedding the fingerprint scanner inside the screen. Vivo and Xiaomi were among the first smart phones to be launched with this new technology. Similarly, Taiwanese electronics company, AUO, developed a developed a 5-inch AMOLED display which is capable of bending 1.5 million times without breaking.

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"Asia Pacific to Remain the Hub for Smartphone Display Manufacturing"

Asia Pacific was the largest regional market for smartphone displays worldwide in 2017. The region expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. A large number of smartphone display manufacturers headquartered in the region is one of the most prominent factors aiding the market growth. Some of the leading smartphone display manufacturers headquartered in Asia Pacific includes Samsung, LG Display, Japan Display, Sharp and BOE among others. Moreover, in order to address the increasing demand from smartphone makers, the manufacturers of smartphone display have been building new plants. For instance, Chinese manufacturers such as China Star Optoelectronics Technology and BOE have built plants for OLED panels in order to catch up with South Korea's Samsung Electronics. Moreover, the facts that the Chinese government has been instrumental in providing funds and plants manufacturing LCD and OLED panels are both eligible for billions of dollars of subsidies are the other major factors complimenting the smartphone display market growth in Asia Pacific.

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Historical & Forecast Period

This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2016 to 2026 considering 2017 as the base year for the research. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each respective segments are calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

The report elucidates the detailed outline of global Smartphone Display market by categorizing the market in terms of technology type, screen size, resolution type, distribution channel and geography.

Research Period  2016-2026
Base Year 2017
Forecast Period  2018-2026
Historical Year  2016
Unit  USD Billion

 Technology Type (2016–2026; US$ Bn)
 • LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
   o TFT (Thin Film Transistor)
   o IPS (In-Place Switching)
   o Super LCD
 • LED (Light-Emitting Diodes)
   o AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode)
   o Super AMOLED
   o Micro-LED

 Screen Size (2016–2026; US$ Bn)
 • Above 6 inches
 • 5.5 inches-5.9 inches
 • 5 inches-5.4 inches
 • Below 5 inches

 Resolution Type (2016–2026; US$ Bn)
 • 4K (4096 x 2160)
 • 2K (2560 x 1440)
 • 1080p (1920 x 1080)
 • 720p (1280 x 720)

 Distribution Channel (2016–2026; US$ Bn)
 • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
 • Aftermarket

 Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Bn)
 • North America (U.S. and Canada)
 • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)
 • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
 • Rest of World (Middle East & Africa (MEA), Latin America)

Key players profiled in the report include Samsung, LG Display, Japan Display, Sharp, China Star Optoelectronics Technology, Visionox, Ever Display, AU Optronics, Tianma and HannStar Display Corporation among others.

Key questions answered in this report

  • What was the global smartphone display market size in 2017 and forecast for 2026?
  • What are the current trends in the smartphone display market?
  • What are the various valuable opportunities for the players in the market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for smartphone display?
  • Which region expected to be the fastest growing and why?
  • What are the future prospects for the smartphone display market?
  • What are the major drivers and restraints influencing the market growth?
  • What are the new innovations by the leading players?
  • What are the key strategies adopted by the leading players in market?
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Published Date:  Oct 2018
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   59400
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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