It is common knowledge that Samsung manufactures a good chunk of its smartphones outside of South Korea. Vietnam, in particular, is a manufacturing hotspot. It is where Samsung phones are made, over 60% of its supply to be precise. That figure could get a tad lower in 2022, but for now, most of Samsung’s smartphones originate from there.
That’s why Samsung Electronics CEO Han Jong-Hee has paid a visit to the country before Galaxy Unpacked 2022. This is his first visit to the country after Samsung merged its smartphone and consumer electronics divisions into the new MX division.
Samsung CEO wants to check if the Galaxy S22 production is on track
Korean media is reporting that Jong-hee is in Vietnam to check the production of the Galaxy S22. This visit comes in the shadows of concerns that there may be supply issues once the new flagship series hits the market.
Vietnam, like many other South-East Asian countries, has been forced to lock down certain regions due to the ongoing pandemic. That has directly affected Samsung’s manufacturing facilities and even caused losses in certain regions. That could be the reason why Samsung Electronics’ CEO flew down to ensure that there were enough Galaxy S22 units being made.
However, previous reports speculate that one can only get their hands on the high-end Galaxy S22 Ultra in February. The base Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ are expected to hit shelves sometime in March, it adds. Another conflicting story prophesized that one may have to wait up to three months to get their hands on a Galaxy S22 Ultra.
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