A study cited on international tech sites said that Samsung manufactured over 300 million smartphones in 2021, and the South Korean company’s expectations for 2021 were too optimistic for the achievements it has achieved by the end of the year.
I extracted some information from the report:
I More than 300 million smartphones manufactured by Samsung in 2021 (240 million in own factories and the rest by partner companies such as Vintec or Huaqin);
I 25 million units were part of the Galaxy S21 series, Same with the Galaxy S20 (which went through a rough period – there was a strong lockdown at the start of the pandemic, in the meantime I would say things have calmed down). The previous generations of the S series reached 35-40 million units, and the Galaxy S21 series no longer had to contend with the internal competition generated by the Note series devices;
I The bulk of the sales were generated by the A and M series., Nothing has been specified about the Flip and Fold series, though other sources discuss lakhs of units last year and optimistic expectations for 2022;
Samsung aims to deliver 334 million units in 2022, 285 million units manufactured in-house and the rest by partner companies.
Why did Samsung perform poorly on the Galaxy S21 series?
Many explanations can be found, and some are simple.
- The COVID-19 pandemic that affected the country where Samsung smartphones are made (Vietnam);
- Crisis resulting from shortage of components.
Of course, we can also talk about the more modest demand for premium smartphones with Android.
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