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Samsung denies cheating you with cheaper recycled AMOLED smartphone displays

Published Dec 5th, 2014 1:29PM EST
Samsung Recycled AMOLED Displays
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Samsung has been recently accused of using recycled AMOLED displays in Galaxy smartphones on certain sites, where an alleged former employee said the company is using sub-par displays on some mobile devices, posting some supporting evidence, which has been since removed, as Phone Arena reports. Meanwhile, Samsung has denied the allegations on its blog, saying that it doesn’t use recycled AMOLED panels on new devices.

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“There is a rumor that we have used recycled AMOLED display panels in our smartphones, but it is not true at all,” Samsung wrote on its Korean-language blog. “Recycled AMOLED display panels have not been used at all in product manufacturing processes, while some of the panels have been employed for paid warranty services.”

“This individual is not one of our employees and it is not sure if the place shown in the pictures and videos is our factory,” Samsung further added about the person who initiated the rumor.

The company also revealed that it only uses recycled AMOLED displays for smartphone repairs, and that it always informs the customers about this cheaper repair alternative, and obtains their consent before proceeding.

Samsung’s official denial is available at the source link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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