The leader of the smartphone market Samsung possibly order a part of the hardware for its new flagship phone from its regional rival LG. The deal seems interesting one and making some noises in the market because the company is breaching codes and teaming with its said perennial competitor.
According to chosun.com, Samsung is in talks with LG Innotek (Component division of LG Group) to buy a particular component (2-metal chip-on-film) that will probably find a place in the Galaxy S8 in early 2017, is the part that connects the display panel to the motherboard.
Interestingly, this part of the LG can bend, which sets it apart from competitive offerings and makes it especially suitable for smartphones with curved displays.
It is an unusual move from Samsung to use parts by a rival in the critical sections of smartphones. Earlier it has regularly bought chips and LCD panels from SK Hynix or Chinese companies, but rarely ever from LG.