Samsung changed the plan for the volume of smartphone supplies this year. If the company planned to produce 334 million gadgets at the beginning of the year and deliver about 300 million of them, the plan has now changed considerably. According to the South Korean edition of The Elec, only 260 million smartphones are now planned for Samsung, which is even lower than last year's level — Samsung delivered about 270 million smartphones in 2021.
In the past, the largest decline in the supply of Samsung smartphones occurred in the 2020 pandemic year, when the manufacturer delivered only 250 million smartphones. For several years prior to the pandemic, the company was able to deliver about 300 million in a year. Since the pandemic fell by the end of 2021, Samsung planned to bring the supply to a level close to pre-pandemic times. Of the 334 million copies that the company planned to release this year, about 284 million were to be released in its own factories and another 50 million were to be released in partner factories in China.
However, the global recession caused by inflation, supply problems and low demand for smartphones has forced Samsung to reconsider plans. According to The Elec, the market for smartphones does not seem to have affected Apple and its iPhone.
It is known that the South Korean giant intends to release 34 million gadgets from October to November at its own capacity, much less than during similar periods in previous years.