Samsung may jack up memory and display component prices to compensate for the Note 7 writeoff
Note 7 is out of the picture.The DRAM and flash memory prices have been on an upswing due to newer technologies like DDR4 and UFS 2.0 coming online, but the price increase curve might become even steeper now that the
The logic is that a bunch of Chinese phone companies that utilize Samsung components in their phones - Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo or Huawei come to mind - might pick up the Note 7 slack, and increase production and marketing of their own big-screen phones. This rise in component demand would force Samsung to jack up prices, and, given that the chip-making business is now responsible for more than half of its profits, could offset the Note 7 losses somewhat.
source: Korea Times