The iPhone 8 Will Only Boost Samsung’s Lead Over Apple As Most Profitable Tech Company

Samsung is a world’s many essential tech association according to Q2 earnings. Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Not even a full year after one of the biggest consumer tech PR disasters in history, Samsung has bounced behind with a many essential entertain nonetheless — adequate to pull it past Apple as a world’s many essential tech company. As reported by a Wall Street Journal, a South Korean chaebol announced now that a Q2 handling distinction of this year finished during a record 14 trillion won (US$12.1 billion), a bit aloft than Apple’s approaching US$10.6 billion handling distinction over a same period.

The strike is due to Samsung’s sepulchral semi-conductor business and also a pound success of a Galaxy S8 (a device that I consider is the best feeling/looking phone hardware ever). And while quarterly numbers tend to rebound adult and down depending on a time of year — final year, Huawei briefly overtook Samsung as a many essential Android builder following a Note 7 fumble — Samsung and Apple have been a tip dual for years now, and it’s doubtful anyone will pass them any time again unless one of them suffers another Note 7-level product failure. That means a usually association that has a shot of knocking Samsung out of a tip mark is Apple. But if Apple fans think a arriving iPhone 8 (which all reports and leaks prove a vital innovative ascent over a somewhat boring iPhone 7) will pull a Cupertino hulk behind to a top, that will roughly positively not be a case, according to WSJ (I also came to this conclusion earlier this year). The reason? The reward chronicle of a subsequent iPhone will source OLED displays from Samsung.

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This is utterly an enviable position for Samsung to find itself in. Its possess flagship phone is now a speak of a town, and a usually phone that has a picturesque shot of dethroning it in sales this year is an iPhone that uses Samsung’s arrangement technology. The some-more a iPhone 8 sells, a some-more that pads Samsung’s bottom line.

The subsequent iPhone should be a large hit, though Samsung doesn’t mind. Photo: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

Apple, of course, doesn’t unequivocally wish to advantage Samsung like this, though it’s got no choice. As I’ve created in scarcely all my phone reviews, there’s no denying that OLED displays are higher to LCD displays (that’s what a iPhone uses). And a usually other association in a universe that comes tighten to relating Samsung in OLED prolongation is cross-town opposition LG. That is since there’s been so many rumors of Apple wanting to partner with LG for OLED row sourcing, since if Apple has to assistance another company, it’d rather not assistance a one that’s respirating down a neck for smartphone supremacy.

For what it’s worth, we have really arguable sources revelation me that Google is sourcing LG’s OLED panels for a subsequent phone too. The dual South Korean giants have it done — even if consumers select to buy someone else’s phones, they’re still relying on Samsung or LG tech.


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