Samsung hints that it received’t launch the Galaxy Word collection this 12 months

Samsung introduced right now that it may not launch the Galaxy Word collection this 12 months. So the quite a few rumors of the favored telephone line being shelved had been solely partially right.

At an annual shareholders assembly in South Korea, Samsung’s co-CEO, DJ Koh, mentioned that to streamline its portfolio, the corporate is contemplating skipping the launch of a brand new Word telephone:

Word collection is positioned as a high-end mannequin in our enterprise portfolio. It might be a burden to unveil two flagship fashions in a 12 months so it may be troublesome to launch Word mannequin in 2H. The timing of Word mannequin launch will be modified however we search to launch a Word mannequin subsequent 12 months.

Koh additionally famous that there’s a critical imbalance between the availability and the demand of chips the world over, and that would trigger merchandise to get delayed. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted obstructions within the schedules of chipmaking corporations which might be attempting to fulfill orders from a number of industries starting from automobiles to smartphones.

Whereas Samsung didn’t straight point out that chip scarcity is likely one of the causes to skip the Word line this 12 months, but it surely might be a significant factor within the remaining resolution. Koh gave a glimmer of hope to Word followers by saying the corporate may delay the launch to launch one, however chances are high slim.