After a difficult year for the entire mobile industry that was hit hard by the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 was widely expected to put major smartphone vendors like Samsung back on track in terms of sales numbers and profits.
But as if the seemingly endless public health challenges of these trying times weren’t enough to cause problems in factories around the world, The huge shortage of chips has made it virtually impossible for companies to meet their original product release schedules and keep pace with consumer demand.
With all that in mind, it’s definitely not surprising to hear that Samsung failed to meet its smartphone production and shipping targets for the past year. The Million The billion-dollar question is how far the tech giant has finished in 2021, and the answer, as you can imagine, is complex.
Was the Galaxy S21 series a success?
No it was not. Sorry, Samsung, but while analyzing the financial well-being of the company’s mobile division as a whole is certainly a complex matter that deserves careful consideration and a healthy discussion, the S21 “situation” … seems pretty straightforward.
It was commercially released earlier in 2021 from The S22 family is expected to appear this year, with the 5G-equipped Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra just a combined shipment of “mid-20 million units” in a full 11 months on the market.
Obviously, that’s how many units of the Galaxy S20 series Samsung was able to ship worldwide during a similar time frame… in the midst of a more difficult period for the smartphone market.
Add to the equation the lack of the Galaxy Note 21, which should have helped the S21 lineup, and the much higher sales results that Galaxy S-series devices have recorded in the past, and you can probably understand why. Samsung may not want to wait until March Power on the S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra.
For what it’s worth, the company reportedly believes that sales would have been much better had it not been for the production issues encountered in Vietnam. Also, while it’s odd that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G aren’t mentioned in this new report, all previous evidence seems to point to Very powerful display of Two foldable devices at the global box office so far.
So how many smartphones did Samsung make in 2021?
“A little more” than 300 million, it seems, a number he is by no means shy about. Obviously, this is also not the number of the company’s smartphones shipped Last year, the last figure in the ballpark was estimated to be “late 200 million units.”
In case you were wondering, Samsung’s global shipments for 2020 totaled about 253 million units, according to At least one market research company, which means that the world’s largest phone seller probably managed to improve its scores year on year.
Due to the lack of chips, Samsung shipped absolutely zero units of the S21 FE last year.
And the company’s edge over the industry is by no means under threat, but on the not-so-bright side of things, the pre-pandemic shipment total of 296 million units for 2019 seems completely out of reach at the moment.
This does not prevent Samsung from setting another lofty production target of 334 million smartphones for 2022, approximately 285 million units of which could come from its own factories. That could rise from about 239 million in 2021, with the rest being technically manufactured by companies like Wintech and Huaqin and sold only under the Samsung banner.