Samsung Slows Down Galaxy Note 10 Production Due to Korea vs. Japan Trade War
Samsung is projected to take the wraps off the Galaxy Note 10 as soon as early August, but while the company is now giving the finishing touches to the launch party, it looks like it also has more problems to deal with before everything’s ready.
A report from The Korea Herald reveals that Samsung is currently experiencing some production slowdowns caused by the trade war between South Korea and Japan.
The Japanese government has imposed a series of sanctions against South Korea, and several of them concern chemical products that are being used by mobile phone manufacturers, such as fluorinated polyimide, hydrogen fluoride and resists.
Samsung uses these to produce the upcoming Exynos 9825 processor that will be used on the Galaxy Note 10, and because of the sanctions, the company is being forced to reduce the output of its Korean production facilities.