01 August 2019
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch event is less than a month away which means it is fair to assume that the phablet must be under mass production. But a new report has surfaced suggesting that Galaxy Note 10 production is expected to get affected due to the ongoing trade dispute between South Korea and Japan.
The report mentions that the actual effect is related to the production of Samsung's Exynos 9820 chipset. This is the flagship processor that will be used in Galaxy Note 10 for all the regions excluding the United States, China, and Latin America. The latter mentioned regions will get the phablet variant with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
The crux of the situation is Samsung needs certain chemicals like fluorinated polyimide, hydrogen fluoride, and resists for Exynos 9820 production. These chemicals are imported by Japanese companies and due to the trade war, there could be issues or may even become impossible to procure more stocks in the coming weeks. In an attempt to ensure that the existing stock lasts longer, Samsung is said to have cut down processor production by 10% for the month.
It means while Samsung will still be producing Exynos 9820 processors, it is unlikely to be enough for handling the Galaxy Note 10 demand right after the launch. This essentially means that interested buyers might have to wait longer to get their hands on the latest flagship phablet from the brand.
It is worth noting that Samsung is yet to comment anything on the report and speculations. It means we do not have any official information regarding the situation. If there is any official announcement or some new report/leak, we will be keeping you in the loop.