Samsung could launch its upcoming flagship Galaxy S smartphone series more than a month before expected to take over Huawei’s market share and prevent Apple ‘s competition, three sources that are familiar with this matter reported to Reuters.
Huawei once challenged Samsung ‘s top position on the world smartphone markets, but China’s competitors are in survival mode with US restrictions that stifle its chips supplies used in telecoms and smartphone devices.
Officials of the South Korean chip industry hope the presidency of Joe Biden will alleviate some of those constraints even though they are not quite sure as they expect the US government to maintain a tough stance on China.
As early as the end of January next year, Samsung is preparing for the launch of its new Galaxy S21, while in early March, S20 was previously launched, according to the sources, asking it not to be identified as a plan is not publicly applicable.
Reuter ‘s request was not commented by Samsung.
According to the research firm Canalys, the South Korean company shipped 59% less Galaxy S20 5G series handsets in the USA than the previous models a year ago.
Apple, however, shipped 15% more of its iPhone 11 flagship than the best seller, the iPhone XR, last year.
With the United States restrictions on Huawei, Samsung, which lost its No.1 position in the second quarter, recovered its crown in the third.
An employee at one of the leading smartphone chips suppliers said that Huawei’s inventories would run out early next year.
In October, approximately one month later than usual, Apple launched its iPhone series to increase competition.