Global chip shortage hitting Samsung worse than Apple

The global chip shortage has impacted everything from car production to PS5 restocks, but while the smartphone industry has been reasonably resilient, it’s due to get worse according to a new report from Counterpoint Research.

The shortage is apparently “hitting [the] smartphone industry hard,” and as such the firm is revising its estimate for smartphone shipments down from 1.45 billion units down to 1.41 billion. 

That may not sound like a dramatic change, but bear in mind that the coronavirus-suppressed sales figures last year capped at 1.33 billion, and you can see this isn’t the bounce back many would expect as the world opens up. 

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