Smartphone companies are facing a shortage of semiconductor supplies throughout 2021. However, top brands have managed to produce millions of units, one of which is Samsung.
A report by The Elec, quoted by Gizmochina, Tuesday (1/18/2022) states that Samsung will produce around 300 million units of smartphones in 2021. Of these, approximately 238.8 million units are produced by the company itself, while more than 60 million units made by ODM.
As is known, some cheap Samsung-branded Galaxy smartphones are produced by ODMs (Original Design Manufacturers) such as Wingtech and Huaqin. Both companies are based in China.
Furthermore, the report goes on to say that although Samsung manufactures more than 300 million smartphones, it is likely that only around 200 million units will be shipped. Because the production unit takes about 1-2 months to get to the distributors and telcos.
The South Korean company is actually targeting to ship 300 million units by 2021. That could have happened had it not been for manufacturing problems in Vietnam due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This also resulted in low sales of the Galaxy S21 series.
Meanwhile, Samsung only managed to ship around 20 million units of the Galaxy S21 Series last year. Whereas normally the Galaxy S lineup accounts for 35-40 million units in shipments in a year.
The report states that the company is focusing on shipping its Galaxy A and Galaxy M series phones in 2021 by diversifying its component supply chain.
This year, according to the report, Samsung aims to ship 334 million units of smartphones by 2022. Of that number, 285 million units will come from its own production, while the rest will come from ODMs.