Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may be in short supply due to South Korea’s trade war with Japan

On August 7, Samsung will introduce the new Galaxy Note 10, and sales of phablets should start in a couple of weeks.

after the official announcement. However, with the production of phablets, some problems arose, and all because of the trade war between South Korea and Japan.

Because of what they fight

Against the background of the war between the United States and China, relations between South Korea and Japan have faded into the background, although an equally interesting story unfolds there.

It all started from the last century. From 1910 to 1945, South Korea was a colony of Japan. At that time, Japanese companies used Koreans as labor, men were taken to war on the side of Japan, and women were even used as sexual slaves for the military. Since then, South Korea and harbored a grudge against Japan.

In addition, differences arose in the territorial issue. Koreans do not agree with the name of the Sea of ​​Japan, and the Japanese are dissatisfied with the fact that the Koreans control the islands of Liancourt in this very sea.

Some analysts also believe that Japantrying to regain its former glory, because 20 years ago she had a strong position in the global economic arena. Recall at least the past success of Sony and the current popularity of South Korean Samsung.

Japanese sanctions

As a result, the Japanese government imposedrestrictions on the supply to Korea of ​​rare materials, including highly purified hydrogen fluoride, which are used in the manufacture of electronics. As a result, LG, Samsung, SK Hynix and other manufacturers will suffer.

In turn, the Korean government warned of retaliation if Japan did not change its mind.

What's up with Samsung?

It looks like the South Korean giant is already feelingconsequences of dislike of the two countries. The Investor publication, citing a company representative, writes that Samsung had to reduce the production of Exynos processors by 10%, which will be used in Galaxy Note 10 smartphones (according to leaks, this is Exynos 9825). And all because of the lack of chemicals from the list.

These 10% are planning to catch up next month,but it is still unknown if Japan and Korea will agree then and whether supplies will resume. Other sources claim that the stock of materials Samsung will last only a month.

At the same time, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics demanded that the company's departments prepare insurance plans in case the trade war between Japan and South Korea was delayed.