Xiaomi Mi 11 and Redmi K40 devices, as well as the recently launched ROG Phone 5 and OPPO Find X3 Pro. In the next few days, OnePlus will also launch flagship phones powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor, OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, and many more phones will be launched in the next few months. However, even though OEMs have released the new Snapdragon 888 devices on their regular schedule, Qualcomm may not be able to provide enough chips to put these new smartphones, in your hands.
As the new Reuters report indicates, Qualcomm is currently struggling to meet demand for its flagship and mid-range chips due to a global shortage of semiconductors.
A source familiar with the details told the post that the shortage of Qualcomm chips has affected the production of Samsung’s mid-range and low-end models, and the company’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chip is also in short supply.
Although a Samsung spokesperson declined to comment on the matter, a Qualcomm representative confirmed to the post that the company believes it can meet its second-quarter sales forecast.
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Although Qualcomm is reassuring, executives of a number of major contract manufacturers for smartphone manufacturers told Reuters that the company is facing a shortage of various Qualcomm components and will cut cell phone shipments this year.
Since the shortage doesn’t just affect Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, we expect smartphone sales to drop significantly this year.
It is worth noting that Qualcomm is not the only company affected by the global semiconductor shortage. Several consumer electronics and automakers are addressing the problem of chip shortages, which has led to an accumulation of inventory numbers, exacerbating the problem.