Samsung Display will reportedly start supplying Xiaomi Technology with 6-inch QHD OLED panels in December for the production of Xiaomi's next-generation flagship smartphones.
Korea-based The Bell report says that Samsung Display will ship one million rigid OLED panels to Xiaomi in December and further increase shipments to 2.2 million units in January 2018.
Xiaomi had originally planned to use a 5.49-inch flexible OLED panel from LG Display, but the deal fell apart as operations of LGD's new plant were delayed.
Xiaomi's new flagship model planned for the second half of 2017 is likely to be delayed to early 2018, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Samsung Display signed panel supply contracts with Huawei, Oppo and Vivo in 2016, and the inclusion of Xiaomi into its client list means the panel maker has managed to grab orders from nearly all major smartphone vendors in China.