Samsung has warned that it won’t be capable of ship a Galaxy Observe cellphone in 2021 in any case, citing difficulties in launching two flagship telephones in a single yr, in feedback at its annual shareholders assembly reported on by Bloomberg.
“[The] Observe collection is positioned as a high-end mannequin in our enterprise portfolio,” stated cellular chief DJ Koh. “It may very well be a burden to unveil two flagship fashions in a yr so it may be troublesome to launch [a] Observe mannequin in 2H. The timing of [the] Observe mannequin launch could be modified however we search to launch a Observe mannequin subsequent yr.”
The feedback got here as Samsung sounded the alarm a couple of international semiconductor scarcity, saying that its enterprise will doubtless be affected subsequent quarter. The potential delay or cancellation of a 2021 Galaxy Observe is seemingly separate, nevertheless; Koh says it’s extra about streamlining the lineup, in keeping with Bloomberg.
The discharge of a Galaxy Observe this yr was already removed from a certain factor. Samsung had indicated plans to deliver its key stylus characteristic to extra telephones within the Galaxy lineup, sparking hypothesis that the road might come to an finish. A Yonhap report, nevertheless, stated that Samsung was nonetheless getting ready to launch a brand new Observe cellphone in 2021.
Samsung declined to remark to The Verge on the existence of this gadget on the time, reiterating its plans to “deliver among the most beloved options of the Galaxy Observe to extra gadget classes in 2021.”