Samsung, this year, might have touched its lowest ever shipments in almost a decade, according to reports coming from South Korea. The handset maker has apparently shipped below 300 million devices only, reports GizChina. A lot of the credit goes to the pandemic here as well. Reports said that Samsung’s total shipments by the end of Q3 were some 189.4 million units and the year’s total shipment were coming around 270 million.
While these numbers are definitely low, it might be the same case with other handset brands as well since the pandemic affected nearly every brand and business.
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But that is not keeping the Korean smartphone maker from coming back up in 2021. The company is said to bring several 5G smartphones next year. It will also be focussing a lot on foldable handsets in the ‘affordable’ price tag. “Accessible” in this case most probably refers to the price of the foldables that range between $1,300 to $2,000 right now.
TM Roh, Samsung’s president of mobile, recently dropped whole lot of hints on Samsung’s roadmap. Going by what we know, Samsung is going to launch the Samsung Galaxy S21 series at this January event. Interestingly, Roh has also implied that S Pen support is going to come to more of their smartphones and that Samsung intends to broaden its arsenal of foldable phones with “less expensive” options.
This also might mean that, rumour has it, that the Note line-up might come to an end soon, at least as a premium flagship in Samsung’s range. But a separate report states that the Note line of handsets will continue in 2021.