Months before the official release of the Samsung Galaxy S8, pundits have speculated that the phone maker might be facing supplies shortages for the phone. According to earlier reports, this is due to the apparent manufacturing complications Samsung is experiencing with the new Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895. However, a recent report suggests that the shortage is due to the demands far exceeding Samsung’s forecast for the Galaxy S8.
According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, Samsung has received more than one million pre-orders of the Galaxy S8. This figure far exceeds its earlier forecast for the phone. Furthermore, there is also an imbalance between models and colors as more buyers prefer one to the other.
At the moment, the 64GB version of both Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Midnight Black is in short supply. Even the Orchid Gray model is also in short supply.
In response to the shortage, Samsung has extended the pre-order period for both phones for another week. Instead of terminating the pre-order stage of the phone today, April 24, consumers can still pre-order the phones until the 30th of April.
This will not be the first time that Samsung has adjusted its deadline for the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier last week, it also announced that it is extending the pre-order period for the 128GB model due to tight supply.
Be that as it may, it seems like Samsung is still trying to learn the ropes when it comes to the Galaxy S8. Unfortunately, we cannot know for sure if the 10nm ARM chip is the main reason for the shortage.
To those unaware of the situation, a few months ago, sources say that TSMC and Samsung are facing difficulties in manufacturing the latest 10nm chip from respective makers. At the time, Samsung denied the allegations. However, another report seems to confirm that Samsung is indeed having problems with the new chip manufacturing node.
At the moment, Samsung is adamant in saying that the shortage is due to mismatch in what it has in its inventory versus the demands in the market. For more updates on the Samsung Galaxy S8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.