Peter Osvaldik, Executive VP and CFO at T-Mobile, singled out Samsung during an investor event by Bank of America Securities. He reportedly criticized the company for not launching a Galaxy Note series phone this year. Apart from mid-range smartphones, he mentioned that the Galaxy S series has been in short supply as well. The network carrier is more reliant on Samsung devices when compared to some other US network carriers.
Fierce Wireless reports that Peter said, “Samsung has really fallen behind the eight ball relative to other OEMs on the global supply chain issue. A lot of our customer base are also very significant Samsung lovers.” Commenting on the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note series, he said, “many of our customers just loved [Galaxy Note series].”
Many T-Mobile customers reportedly buy Samsung’s mid-range and high-end smartphones. Since those devices are in short supply due to the global chip shortage and Samsung’s own supply chain issues, T-Mobile has been facing a crunch and may not meet its sales targets. Due to chip shortages, Samsung had to release the Galaxy A52s 5G, while the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE been delayed as well.
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