Samsung left with excess OLED panels after Apple halved production

19 February 2018
Apple's iPhone X over-estimation may hurt Samsung's margins.

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  • Anonymous

Lol wait, wasn't it the Samsung fans who celebrated the news of iPhone reduced production earlier?

  • Anonymous

I'm a big fan of Samsung , I had all the S family since the S2 to S8 and all suffered from burn-in . Samsung should do something about it because other than this issue the Amoled screen is perfect .

  • Anonymous

They should just be sold to 3rd party who can "actually" repair the iPhone screen's.
As opposed to Apple who say it can't be repaired, and the customer is pretty much charged for a whole new phone for the repair (which is not even repaired but swapped).

I mean that's why they created iCloud right? So it would be easier for them to "repair" (swap) devices.

ashyjay92, 19 Feb 2018apple should still pay for them, or samsung shouldn't have start... moreI'm not sure this article is very accurate. From what I have read elsewhere, Samsung have been left with surplus OLED capacity, not actual finished screens.

  • Anonymous

jefire411, 20 Feb 2018I am pretty sure people who don't have accounts here can still p... moreDon't you see the IP tag for every anonymous person here?? That's how we know its the same guy.

[deleted post]I am pretty sure people who don't have accounts here can still post, but their username by default is "anonymous" so they are essentially a lot of people, just letting you know :P

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Feb 2018Lets take a moment to realize how many business men geniuses we ... moreNo kidding. Here is In-dia business 101:

1. Demand your suppliers to sell you whatever it is you need for 50% Less than what it costs them to make it.
2. Sell your finished product for 500% what it cost you to put together.
3. Always use the greeting "My friend..." before trying to sell anyone your garbage for 400% more than what its worth.

apple should still pay for them, or samsung shouldn't have started production until apple paid them, either way apple needs to hand some money over.

  • AnonD-368020

I think there will be many Chinese companies ready to buy panels with notch :p

Sell them to huawei P20 is rumored to have notch so it can be a perfect fit

  • Pragmatic

Anonymous, 19 Feb 2018"Lol. I never said that the iPhone X was selling really bad, and... moreThe concept of anonymous sources in journalism seems to bother you, doesn't it?

Who cares just make more Note 8s and drop the price to something more realistic ($600).

  • Anonymous

AnonD-179722, 19 Feb 2018X sales is falling as more peoples are getting smarter in spendi... moreWait you figured out that much about people from a phone? Even my local psychic is embarassed.

  • AnonD-179722

X sales is falling as more peoples are getting smarter in spending their money instead of trying to impress others and get a fake admiration in return. No phone should cost that much. Never own an iPhone, feel dumb in owing it.

Samsung didn't see this coming.

  • Anonymous

Onyxia, 19 Feb 2018Lol. I never said that the iPhone X was selling really bad, and ... more"Lol. I never said that the iPhone X was selling really bad, and neither the reports said it"

You are missing my point. What makes you think this report is different from other reports from "people in the know" that said Apple was expecting to sell X number of units and are cutting down on production. Which has clearly not true since Apple had no problem delivering on their guidance.

"And for your information, Apple never disclosed the number of iPhone X sold. The quarterly financial results just covers the revenues, profits and the numbers of product sold as a whole."

We know the ASP of an iPhone, which is really high even though the iPhone X didn't start selling until a few weeks into the quarter and Tim said straight up to investors that is was the best selling iPhone model of currently available model every week after its launch. That alone tells us that iPhone X sold really good and that "people in the know"/analysts that what has saying it didn't do well at all was wrong.

Again, my point is what make this report different from those others? Its an unnamed source. Even if it was true from the point that Samsung have alot of OLED panels, its yet another speculation that it would be because Apple ordered a ton of them and then cut the order in half. Alot of speculations here...

Sammy can sell these leftovers to clone makers who would make clones of the iPhone X. :D

  • Anonymous

AnonD-428442, 19 Feb 2018Why can’t Samsung use those panels themselves? Unless Samsung p... moreBecause of that damned notch

  • Anonymous

Lets take a moment to realize how many business men geniuses we have right here posting!

  • AnonD-428442

Why can’t Samsung use those panels themselves? Unless Samsung phones are not selling as much either.

  • Anonymous

Samsung needs to go to Steve Jobs grave and have a word with him about those cheater employees of his