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Reuters offers insight into how Samsung farming out more phones to fend off rivals

Reuters offers insight into how Samsung farming out more phones to fend off rivals

Reuters examined how Samsung Electronics’ plan to outsource a fifth of its smartphone production to China next year would help it compete with low-cost rivals such as Huawei and Xiaomi but risks losing control of quality and undermining its manufacturing expertise. Samsung can ill afford another quality crisis. It scrapped its flagship Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 after reports the expensive phones were catching fire and delayed the launch of its folding phone this year after screen defects were identified.