Nokia to break up with Samsung as supplier, too, as 'the firewall is as sturdy as a pile of kimchi'

Nokia to break up with Samsung as supplier, too, as 'the firewall is as sturdy as a pile of kimchi'
After Apple, it might be time for Nokia to part with whatever Samsung-made parts it is using for its cell phones. The world's second-largest phone maker is tipped by an industry insider to try and break away from Samsung as components supplier due to potential conflicts of interest.

This is a business lingo for industrial espionage, it seems, as Nokia is straight-out concerned that information might leak from Samsung's conveyor belts to the higher-ups, indicating what handsets the company has in the pipeline, and, from the inventors of things like the PureView camera tech, the cause for concern is easy to explai.

The source stopped short of accusing Samsung of doing just that sort of peeping, as the Koreans have always claimed that there is a firewall between its components business and mobile device engineering department. Yet these things have proven time and time again to rarely materialize as intended - one only needs to remember the promised separation of investment banking and advisory activities contributing to the financial crisis, or in our field of interest - the promised total operational autonomy of Motorola inside Google, which, judging from the Project X phone rumors, has been already thrown out of the window. 

In fact, the industry insider noted amusingly enough that "the 'firewall' between component sales and smartphones [at Samsung] is about as sturdy as a pile of kimchi.

They also mentioned how Samsung has "a record of getting orders for next-gen components, then canceling the orders. And then they show up in a Samsung phone. When you see a Samsung (certain specialized new design for) OLED phone as you surely will, you are looking at something that was stolen from Nokia."

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161 Comments

1. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Nokia and Apple can take a hike off a short bridge in your nearest city. Their smartphone solutions are useless in the tech game. Samsung doesn't need either of them that's for sure.

73. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm in complete agreement. It's obvious that Nokia is jealous of Samsung's recent success. They want to hurt Sammy's bottom line by no longer buying their products, but that's a lame approach. There's a reason they originally chose Samsung. Go buy inferior screens from another company & see how your product turns out. Then, we'll see who has the last laugh. Besides, another company is just gonna line up to buy them anyway.

97. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Check facts: @g2a5b0e richardyarrell2011 The super LCD 2 screen on the HTC one series that is made by Sony gives Samsung and their oled screens a run for the money. as far as processors go the Snapdragon series is awesome, in fact if they are inferior, why did Samsung choose to implement them in last year samsung galaxy s2 minus the spring addition and this year Samsung Galaxy S 3 Series in the United States? Plus Nokia and something both make a phenomenal camera sensors. And Motorola is antenna is pretty much top of the line bar none.

101. g2a5b0e unregistered

Actually, the reason Samsung decided to use the dual-core Snapdragon in the S3 in the US was because LTE had not yet been integrated with the quad-core Exynos chip & it was pretty much a requisite that the phone have LTE here. Perhaps you should check your facts. Besides, Nokia doesn't buy camera sensors or antennas from Samsung, so those points are irrelevant.

110. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I understand why they went with Snapdragon here in United States, I know that fact well. I only stated the fact because if the snapdragon was "useless tech" why would Samsung use it instead of the other chip mnfrs broadcom, mediate, nvidia. But then again I wasn't speaking to you within that aspect. the only thing I was speaking directly to @g2a5b0e was the inferior screen argument. Everything else was in relation to ”useless tech solutions argument". So facts were checked well before I tossed my 2 cents in.

119. g2a5b0e unregistered

I wasn't trying to argue the merits of AMOLED screens versus LCD ones. If Nokia decides to go the LCD route, then that's perfectly fine if that's what they want. I just meant that they won't find a better AMOLED than the one Samsung makes.

106. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

dude, you are retarded. that's a fact!

107. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Lumia 920 being riddled with problems might be because of this transition.

100. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

sounds like the truth hurts richard .....whats the matter samsung being a theif doesnt register in your mind?

109. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So you are taking the word of a butt hurt Nokia insider(that makes a racist remark about Korean culture) at face value? Hate on!

128. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

all this sounds really weird..

2. nikenturd unregistered

Awww...bitter much Nokia?

3. nikenturd unregistered

The news reeks of envy and jealousy from Nokia and Apple

66. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Few years ago Nokia: I'd like to order OLED screen from you sammy Samsung: No problem :) A little while later Samsung: i am afraid that i have to cancel your orders Nokia: Really? Thats too bad Few years later. The present Nokia to the public: Samsung has stolen our tech = please give me some money so that i can buy our headquarter building back The end

76. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Nökia is no match for SAMSUNG

95. Bappy

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Other way around... Samsung is no match for Nokia's hardware & innovation

96. hepresearch unregistered

Yeah, but... Mr. Elop say hello... Nokia fall down go BOOM.

129. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nokia is dead, just like Apple, and soon Wp8 will to™

140. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hahaha u are so not gonna believe that for like 2 years now wp7 or 8 has not seen any decline in market share slow rise but still rise so u can bash all you want this rise mean its not failing its simple stats although u can fantasize anything

144. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

@Troll, stop trolling around, and yeah get a life

153. hepresearch unregistered

I don't think Google's Android needs to be THE one-and-only one-world mobile OS solution. I still like to see a variety of choices out in the open.

125. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

"Samsung is no match for Nokia's hardware & innovation" The article says Nokia had to order their awesome hardware from sammy but sammy canceled the order so Nokia couldnt make any s**t? To sum up Nokia has the best hardware which they can't make it lol

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

really?? AMOLEDs are stolen from Nokia? why they mention it so late? whats going on with you Nokia? don't let apple affect you.

9. Yeahman

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Via AppleInsider... how surprising.

12. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

if this game begins this is Nokia itself who will caught in trouble because their situation is not good in market and this can be the cause for their great downfall. they must forget about these bullsh!ts and continue their job.

22. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Stop worrying about Nokia, Nokia will be just fine. Nokia is making a very smart move here in fact Samsung is not the only manufacturer of parts!! Its strictly a smart business move on Nokia's part.

38. sonyisdead

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

A smart move by cutting off a major supplier? Real smart. Apple decided to do that too and look at the disgusting quality control problems they have now. Not to mention the eroding profit margins as well.

102. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

elop and wp are the main causes of nokia's fall.. and now this

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Thats new to me too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMOLED . Interesting read there. Especially the mention of SLCD being developed as joint venture between Samsung and Sony. I suspected Samsung from long ago though. But i thought Nokia and Samsung where friendly. One needs to look into the fact that most Nokia accessories are cross compatible with Samsung phones. The Nokia earphones work only on Nokia phones and some Samsung models. They even list Samsung models in the list of compatible devices. But then again, in the field of business you have to cautious, i guess.

21. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Believe me there is more to this andyes Nokia and Samsung were close industry allies, up until recently. Nokia has to now severe ties with Samsung because of some suspect behaviour by Samsung. Everything will come to light very soon. Needless to say the Apple, debacle forced Nokia to Reevaluate its credentials.

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