Samsung Stories April 20

One of the reasons for the $999+ price-tag of the iPhone X is the cost of the Samsung-made OLED screen. The latest estimate is that Samsung charges Apple around $97 per display.

Apple’s negotiating position has been weak, as Samsung has so far been the only company able to make the displays to the iPhone maker’s exacting standards in sufficient volumes. That looked set to change as Apple worked to bring LG on board as a second supplier for this year’s iPhones, but that plan now seems to be in doubt …

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Samsung Stories April 18

CIRP is out this morning with new data on smartphone activations and smartphone loyalty for the January-March quarter. According to its numbers, Samsung handily took the top spot for smartphone activations while Apple led with its iPhone loyalty.

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Samsung Stories March 20

Parts shortages mean that it will take Android brands two years to catch up with Face ID, according to suppliers of key components used for 3D camera modules.

This is in part due to Apple’s R&D lead, they say, but also due to its tight control of the supply-chain …

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Samsung Stories March 19

Share prices of display makers hit by report of Apple working on microLED production

Shares of three different display makers have been hit by a report that Apple is working on manufacturing its own microLED screens for future devices …

Samsung Stories March 15

Samsung launched a smartphone with face-recognition ahead of Apple, but its efforts to date have been far from impressive as they are only 2D. Even the latest Samsung iteration can be fooled by both photos and videos, but that may be set to change …

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Samsung Stories March 1

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 face scan trying to keep up with Face ID and failing, say security researchers

It seems that it’s not just in benchmarks that Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S9 is failing to keep up with the iPhone – the same seems to be true of its new Intelligent Scan face unlock system …

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