In keeping with a report obtained by The Elec, Samsung missed its 2021 objective for smartphones shipped and there are a number of the explanation why, one in every of which is the underperforming Galaxy S21 lineup.
Of all 300 million produced models, Samsung made slightly below 240 million itself, whereas the manufacturing of the remainder was dealt with by companions corresponding to Wintech and Huaqin.
Of these about 25 million have been from the Galaxy S21 collection, which is broadly consistent with the S20 collection, regardless of the harder 2020. To not point out the Galaxy S21 did not face any inside competitors from the Be aware collection since there was none in 2021. Earlier S generations racked up 35 to 40 million models.
Nonetheless, we won’t miss different elements contributing to the missed objectives, such because the COVID-19 disaster in Vietnam, the place Samsung has chunk of its manufacturing capability, and the worldwide chip scarcity.
The majority of Samsung’s gross sales come from the mid-range Galaxy A and M collection and curiously sufficient, the report would not say something concerning the Fold and Flip lineups, which by different evaluation carry out nice inside their section.
Trying forward, Samsung plans to achieve 334 million shipments this yr with 285 million models produced in-house whereas the remainder can be delegated to third-party factories.