Samsung asks the FTC to ban the import of aftermarket AMOLED smartphone displays into the US

According to reports, Samsung Display has appealed to the US FTC asking to ban aftermarket and refurbished AMOLED displays from entering the US.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra photo
Today it is possible to repair a smartphone display and replace the screen - and there are companies (mostly independent outlets) that offer lower cost displays - which could refurbished ones, aftermarket imports - or even lower cost alternatives produced by other makers. If the FTC approves Samsung's request, these will not be available anymore, and only original Samsung AMOLED displays will be allowed.

Right-to-repair advocates are worries that this will harm the independent repair industry and of course limit the choice of consumers and increase repair costs.

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Posted: Jan 13,2023 by Ron Mertens