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• Manufacturers worldwide lack components for their products
• Not only smartphone manufacturer Samsung is affected
• The launch of the Galaxy S21 FE is postponed to October
Worldwide shortage of components
After the mobile phone market experienced difficulties in 2020, according to t3n, because consumers were not willing or able to go into retail stores to buy new devices, the demand for mobile phones is now increasing again. Now, however, the global shortage of chips is making the production of smartphones more difficult, which is particularly hard on smaller manufacturers. But the big manufacturers are also struggling with this problem. While Apple reports are being prioritized by the chip manufacturer TSMC, Android market leader Samsung is having problems with the production of some models.
Not only Samsung is affected
Many of the small smartphone manufacturers can hardly or only with difficulty withstand the competition in this situation. In contrast to the large manufacturers, it is even more difficult for them to secure deliveries of components. While HDM Global, the manufacturer of Nokia mobile phones, leads the market for simple mobile phones, the market for smartphones can only achieve comparatively low sales figures. Sony can hardly achieve sales outside of Japan either. The mobile phone manufacturer LG even announced at the beginning of the year that it would be giving up the market. Google announced that they would only launch the Pixel 5a in the US and Japan due to manufacturing difficulties.
Other industries are also badly affected by the shortage of chips. As Capital reports, due to the lack of various electrical components, e.g. in the auto industry, two to four million cars could not be produced in the first half of 2021. The shortage of chips is also noticeable in the production of household appliances or entertainment electronics.
The Galaxy S21 FE starts in October
After Google, Samsung now wants to bring the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE onto the market only in certain countries. After the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE came onto the market in October 2020, it was long assumed that the Galaxy S21 FE would arrive in August 2021. Due to the shortage of chips, the market launch is now set again for October. Also, the model should, at least initially, only be available in the regions of Europe and the USA. Samsung even leaves out its own market in South Korea.
E. Schmal / editors Forex-news.com.net
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