Samsung has mentioned that there won’t be a brand new Galaxy Be aware smartphone coming this yr. The corporate has often launched its Galaxy Be aware collection smartphones within the second half of the yr, nevertheless it appears to be like like plans have modified for 2021. The event was shared by Samsung Electronics’ President and Co-CEO, Koh Dong-Jin at Samsung’s 52nd common shareholders assembly. Koh, who heads Samsung’s IT and Cell Communications division, additionally mentioned that the South Korean tech firm doesn’t plan on abandoning the Galaxy Be aware collection altogether and that it was only for this yr.
Samsung usually proclaims its new Galaxy S-series of flagship smartphone fashions within the first half of the yr and the Galaxy Be aware-series within the second half of the yr. This yr, it appears the corporate has determined to not observe up its Galaxy S21 collection launch with a Galaxy Be aware collection. Koh on the 52nd common shareholders assembly was cited by Bloomberg to have mentioned, “Be aware collection is positioned as a high-end mannequin in our enterprise portfolio,” he mentioned. “It might be a burden to unveil two flagship fashions in a yr so it could be troublesome to launch Be aware mannequin in 2H.” Jin might be referring to the S Pen help which was the first differentiator between the Samsung Galaxy S-series and the Galaxy Be aware-series until final yr, and the transfer could also be an impact of the general chip scarcity. A report by South Korean publication Ddaily additionally shared the identical info.
The CEO additionally mentioned that the corporate doesn’t plan on abandoning the Galaxy Be aware collection and can probably launch it subsequent yr. “The timing of Be aware mannequin launch could be modified however we search to launch a Be aware mannequin subsequent yr,” Bloomberg quotes him to say. Identical to many different tech firms going through repercussions of a worldwide semiconductor scarcity, Samsung additionally known as it a “severe imbalance” referring to the worldwide scarcity. “Regardless of the troublesome surroundings, our enterprise leaders are assembly companions abroad to resolve these issues. It is laborious to say the scarcity situation has been solved 100 p.c,” Jin added.
The semiconductor scarcity first hit carmakers and now the South Korean tech big has voiced considerations about it as nicely. Nevertheless, in keeping with a report, some analysts consider these shortages might be solved within the coming months.
Previous to the discharge of the Samsung Galaxy S21 collection smartphones, there have been reports that the corporate was planning on discontinuing its Galaxy Be aware line since it might turn into laborious to distinguish between the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Be aware collection if fashions in each the collection help the S Pen.
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