Samsung’s Mobile Display division has announced they will be significantly increasing their capacity to produce displays, starting in 2011. The manufacturer has been having difficulty keeping up with production, especially given the immense popularity of their Galaxy S line. Currently, Samsung is only able to produce 3 million screens a month, whereas the new operation will be able to handle capacities upwards of 30 million.
Samsung does not only produce displays for their own mobile devices, but for other manufacturers as well, including HTC. The popularity of the Droid Incredible, as well as the Evo 4G, have also put incredible strains on the production line. The shortage has caused HTC to look to Sony for some of its displays, which has helped relieve some of the pressure on Samsung. The increase in production is also in reaction to Samsung’s expectations that demand for AMOLED displays will increase 35 times to 700 million units by 2015.
Samsung has maintained that their Galaxy S line does not get priority over other devices, and in fact held off on giving them out to employees to maximize the number available to the general public.