After so many speculations regarding when Samsung’s next generation flagship, the Galaxy S8 is likely to drop, new reports have surfaced, suggesting that the South Koreans high-end smartphone may experience a delay due to a shortage of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips.
According to the report, Samsung’s current production capacity is not receiving enough supply to meet the quantity of processors expected to be manufactured by Qualcomm. This is regardless of the fact that the Snapdragon 835 will most likely be featured only for the US versions.
Further, the Snapdragon 835 which is reportedly manufactured on Samsung’s 10nm node process, supplied by Samsung Foundry, is expected to power Samsung’s Galaxy S8 in a way that’s never been done before.
The latest report corresponds with an earlier report that shows how the launching of the Galaxy S8 has been pushed back all the way to April 2017. Even though the Galaxy S8 was originally said to be launched at the Mobile World Congress in February 2017, many are hoping the South Korean tech giants won’t need more reasons to move it past the second stipulated date.
Meanwhile, another report recently suggested that Samsung chose to delay the launching of its Galaxy S8 as the company thought it best to prioritise working with external agencies in order to execute plans that would help regain consumer confidence after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.
The South Korean smartphone company was also reportedly discovered to have held a global strategy meeting that was attended by over 400 domestic and overseas leaders in a bid to thrash out the future of the company.