Due to the global chip shortage, Samsung hinted back in March that it might not be releasing a new Samsung Galaxy Note this year. Well, it seems the supply shortage issues is starting to impact Samsung mid-range smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 global release delayed
According to a report from The Elec, lack of chips is forcing Samsung to delay the launch of the Galaxy A series in certain markets. And the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 which are Samsung best-selling phones is the most affected.
One source claim that the global model of the Galaxy A52 and A72 was expected to be released by the end of April. But the both phones are currently only available in Europe, some parts of Africa and a handful of other markets.
Even in the United States, only the Galaxy A52 5G is available. And that’s despite the Galaxy A72 being announced for the US at the same time. So, A52 and A72 is yet to be available in one of Samsung’s most important market.
The global release has clearly been delayed, but perhaps more worrying is the fact that a new date still hasn’t been set. Samsung depends heavily on its affordable smartphones, so it’ll be interesting to see how the situation impacts shipment numbers in the coming quarters.
We can understand the delay in launch date but what is more worrying is the fact that no new release date is set yet. The Korean Tech giants depends heavily on its affordable premium mid-range smartphones.
We’ll have to wait and see how this situation impacts the company’s shipment numbers in the coming quarter.
The CEO of Qualcomm recently said that the shortage of chip would only last until the end of 2021. But, other sources believe it might continue through 2023.