It’s not uncommon for popular devices to face supply constraints when they are released to customers. Millions of people around the globe are waiting to pick up that particular device and it can be hard for the company to meet demand. A new report out of Korea claims that Samsung may struggle with trying to keep up with demand for the Galaxy S8. That’s not going to be an ideal scenario given that the company would want it to be smooth sailing with the Galaxy S8 as it’s the first flagship smartphone that it has launched following the Galaxy Note 7 disaster last year.
The Korea Herald’s report reveals that slow production of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipsets and even that of Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset is likely going to cause supply issues for the Galaxy S8.
Samsung is going to use both processors for the Galaxy S8, it will depend on the market and variant, some will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and others the Samsung Exynos 8895. It merits mentioning here that both processors are being mass produced by Samsung.
While the company is obviously mass production its own Exynos 8895 chipset, it’s also the contract manufacturer for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor.
Rumor has it that Samsung expects the Galaxy S8 to outperform the Galaxy Note 7 in pre-order quantity so a supply issue is not something that would be ideal for Samsung. Then again, we won’t really know if any of this is true is the supply constraints become visible a few weeks after the Galaxy S8 is released.
- Super AMOLED
- 568 PPI
- f/1.7 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
- Snapdragon 835