Galaxy Fold’s production can’t catch a break, as Japan bans its display cover export

One small transparent cover material, one big hurdle for Samsung’s foldable phone strategy going forward – this could be the result from Japan’s unexpected ban on various exports to Korea.

Involved in a dispute about World War II dramas, the two nations have been at odds over a Kroean Supreme Court reparations ruling for a while, and the culmination in hostilities now comes in a surprising form for Samsung. Not only could it affect various semiconductor production and cleaning materials, but also the Galaxy Fold, it turns out.
That transparent polyimide …

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