New Samsung Galaxy Edge phones may use LG components


As we're waiting for Samsung to officially announce the Galaxy Note 7 (which will seemingly be the first Note to sport a dual curve screen), we have an interesting thing to share about some of Samsung's future smartphones: according to South Korean publication Chosunn Ilbo, Samsung is seriously considering using LG-made components inside its future curved handsets.

The Chosunn Ilbo reports that Samsung is eyeing a certain "2 metal chip-on film" made by LG Innotek (one of LG's main subsidiaries which directly competes with Samsung Electro-Mechanics). This LG component is used to connect display panels to main circuit boards, and it's said that it's the only one that can be folded, which makes it ideal for Samsung's curved displays. LG plans to begin mass producing its 2 metal chip-on film in the second half of 2016, so Samsung Galaxy Edge (and maybe Note) smartphones from 2017 could certainly use it.

This would be the first time (as far as we remember) for Samsung to rely on an LG-made component for its smartphones. It's well known that Samsung and LG are big rivals - not just when it comes to phones, but also as tech companies in general.

The Chosunn Ilbo notes that Lee Jae-yong, Samsung's current chairman, wants the company's devices to use the best components, regardless of their maker. As long as the end products are better, we as users won't mind, right?

source: The Chosunn Ilbo

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9 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I can't comment here.

6. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

i feel sorry for you

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

As long as it doesn't bring the sales figures of the G5 and the inferior performance of the V10 with it Sammy should be good...

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

What do G5 sales figures have to do with this? And the V10 wasn't inferior at all. Samsung fanboy much? You're comment here is totally ridiculous. Stop it.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"and it's said that it's the only one that can be folded, which makes it ideal for Samsung's curved displays" so.. what did they use for S7 edge, and S6 edge??

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"This LG component is used to connect display panels to main circuit boards" Probably some component that couldn't be folded.

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Manufacturers using components from other manufacturers in their products. Such a new concept.

7. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

first time LG co op with samsung

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So being a rival means, you can't buy something you need from them? Samsung and Apple started as partners. Samsung became a rival. Apple still sources Samsung for components. They don't hate eat other because they compete.

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