Earlier today Samsung held its annual shareholders' meeting in Suwon, South Korea. The co-CEO DJ Koh revealed to investors the company is considering skipping the introduction of a Galaxy Note smartphone in 2021 due to a “serious imbalance” in semiconductors globally, meaning there is a higher demand for chips than there is a supply.
Koh said that Samsung wants to release new products, but due to the unusual chip situation, “timing may vary” and “next year” the lineup should be back on track.
Samsung is one of the biggest chipmakers in the world, but it is one of few, the other major player being TSMC. The demand surge is one thing, but the company’s fab in Austin, Texas, was sidelined in February by statewide power outages and still hasn’t resumed full production.
Analysts reveal that the lack of Galaxy Note phones will affect the company shipments by around 5%, but will account for a bigger decline in revenue since it’s one of the most expensive phone series in the Galaxy world.
If they delayed the Note until next year, does this mean that if they release the Galaxy S22, they would skip the 21 and named it Note 22 like with the Note 6 being skipped?
Wow that's lot of comments and researches. Do you think i was referring to benchmark and all those artifical numbers? I am with android since 2011 owning different flagships. Had the chance to own side by side exynos and snapdragon of note9. Of...
"How long until they give up on this segment? " What a clueless comment.