Samsung continues to advance with plans to launch the next Galaxy device series. The Korean Chaebol appears to be taking advantage of supply chain issues related to Covid-19 (coronavirus) which reportedly could cause delays in launching by its main rival, Apple.
In a statement, the Seoul-based vendor revealed it would hold an annual Unpacked event on August 5.
The launch event was packaged as a virtual program, in contrast to the direct launch which was usually held luxuriously like before the outbreak of the corona pandemic.
According to the leading Daily, Korea Herald at least Samsung will launch the newest Flagship Galaxy Note, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Watch 3, and Galaxy Buds Live.
Samsung’s plan to move forward with this event came after Broadcom, Apple’s main semiconductor supplier, said that the iPhone maker could delay the launch of the next new model due to supply chain problems due to the corona pandemic.
In an income conference call with analysts on June 5, Hock Tan, Broadcom’s chief executive officer, discussed the “major product cycle delays” to “large North American smartphone” customers. Tan often refers to Apple in this matter.
“We’re in,” Hock said, referring to the Broadcom component on the iPhone. “The question is time.”
“This year, we don’t expect to see this revenue increase until our fourth fiscal quarter,” added the CEO. “So according to that, we hope, our wireless revenues in Q3 will go down sequentially.”
Apple plans to release the next iPhone lineup a few weeks later than usual, Bloomberg News previously reported.
Companies usually launch a new iPhone in the second half of September, but sometimes, as in the case of iPhone X in 2017, Apple will only launch new models later in the year.