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Smartphones, game consoles and other products are becoming more expensive

Rising prices for Samsung chips will affect manufacturers of smartphones, game consoles, tablets and car systems

Many devices use Samsung-made microchips. Whether these are made inhouse by the South Korean giant or, for example, Qualcomm, device producers are simply helpless without Samsung. Sooner or later, electronics and car manufacturers will have to pay for this dependence on microchips. And this moment is near.

It is reported that Samsung plans to increase the cost of its microchip production services in the second half of this year by 15-20%. The most expensive of them are created by the developed technical processes. At the moment, the company is negotiating with customers to increase the cost of services, with some of them having already agreed.

Rising prices for Samsung semiconductor chips will affect manufacturers of smartphones, game consoles, tablets and car systems. Samsung is proudly silent and does not comment on this information, leaving it to the mercy of analysts, experts and insiders. Those, in turn, prepare consumers for the rise in price of the final product: technology and cars. They grumble, but put up with it.

Smartphones, game consoles and other products are becoming more expensive

To be fair, the cost of Samsung products has remained stable for a long time against the background of the crisis, the shortage of components and problems due to the coronavirus. Unlike TSMC, the South Korean giant until recently found reserves so as not to increase the cost of services and chipsets. But the inevitable rise in prices for materials, new outbreaks of COVID-19 and the unstable market situation, forced as a result the company to reconsider the prices of semiconductor products.

As for other news, Samsung recently showed not only commercials, but also working models of next-generation smartphones. Ross Young, founder of research firms Display Supply Chain Consultants and DisplaySearch, posted photos of prototypes of Samsung’s retractable smartphones. Samsung calls this solution “vertical sliding structure” in folded form. The device is a compact smartphone with an AMOLED screen in the classic 16: 9 aspect ratio.

A larger screen can be more convenient when watching a news feed or article, or movies with a theatrical aspect ratio. In addition, when folded, the device easily fits in your pocket and is thinner than folding smartphones.