Samsung Might Delay The Galaxy Note 10 For A Surprising Reason

Galaxy Note 10

After being scheduled for an announcement in early August, Samsung’s next big thing has revealed its design in several rounds of high-quality rendering leaks, with many other key details and specifications, also confirmed in the last weeks, from configurations of storage to physical dimensions, price points, and possible commercial release date.

But while the production of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ is probably already in full swing, the program of launching these beasts with the absolute hilt could be affected by several last-minute challenges and problems, some of which are completely out of Samsung’s reach. One of those unforeseen difficulties is a rapidly increasing trade conflict between … no, not China and the US.

Separated by a large body of water and dark history, Japan and South Korea are fighting, which threatens to have a negative effect on a number of high-tech companies based in the area. Samsung, in particular, has cause for concern, relying heavily on Japanese companies for tech materials such as hydrogen fluoride, fluorinated polyimide, and resistances, according to a new Korean media report.

Manufacturing of Chip and Display Is In Trouble

While the background of this specific trade war that explodes in these two great global technology centers is a bit too complex and delicate to analyze at this time, the important thing to keep in mind is that Korean companies are currently banned from doing their usual business with component suppliers based in Japan.

Samsung can no longer import the materials listed above, which are vital for the production of smartphone displays, as well as various chips and circuits. Obviously, the situation is not as desperate as the events Huawei is going through, simply forcing the number one mobile device provider in the world to reduce the target production of the new Exynos processor which should power the Galaxy Note 10 by 10 percent. This month, according to a local official.

The company plans to offset the reduction as soon as next month, although the political climate in the East Asian region remains tense, which could lead to more long-term problems.

If you live in the US, you probably have nothing to worry about.

Snapdragon 855 Plus

As always, the new Samsung flagship will be launched with different processors for different regions. While North America should get the Snapdragon 855 Plus variants of Note 10 and Note 10+ (with 4G and 5G connectivity), it is likely that a new internal Exynos 9825 SoC will be found in models for South Korea, Europe, and others. The markets If we understand the situation correctly, these could be the regions most affected by any slowdown in production.

It is too early to predict exactly how serious this slowdown will be in the coming months, but a slight delay in launching into the old continent is not out of the question. The limited inventory available immediately after the commercial debut of the Galaxy Note 10 is even more likely, since Samsung may have already produced enough units to meet the initial demand, but preparation in addition to that could be a problem.

Until further notice, we still expect a global version around August 23 and, unless the Japanese export ban covers more parts and materials than the Korean media would have us believe, Samsung should be able to turn Note 10 into a success story. box office Without much effort, at least in the US. We hope that the trade war does not reach the length and intensity necessary to damage the production of long-term AMOLED displays, which could end up causing supply problems, even for Apple’s next iPhone line.

(Via: The Investor)

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