SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung Galaxy smartphones in Russia are almost nowhere to be found

Phone
By 

Last updated: July 28th, 2022 at 15:56 UTC+02:00

Although smartphone sales in Russia fell by nearly a third in Q2 2022, Samsung Galaxy devices are reportedly nowhere to be found on store shelves in several areas in Russia. Even though demand for smartphones in the second quarter of the year dropped to a new decade-low, the supply chain is hurting even more.

Samsung announced in March that shipments to Russia will be suspended until further notice due to ongoing geopolitical developments. Samsung wasn’t the only Western electronics manufacturer to pull out of Russia as a response to the invasion of Ukraine, and to mitigate the effects of this exodus, Russia introduced a program that allows imports without approval from trademark owners. In other words, stores could import Samsung smartphones and tablets to Russia without Samsung’s consent.

Customers in Russia have trouble finding new Samsung phones

Even with these measures in place, the Russian smartphone market is seemingly failing in many areas where potential customers are unable to find any Samsung (or even Apple) smartphones, according to The Moscow Times (via RBC).

In Q2 2022, demand for smartphones in Russia reportedly fell 30% YoY, reaching a 10-year low. Now, Samsung wholesale distributor Merlion says there are several reasons contributing to the short supply in Russia, from broken logistics chains and limited funding to difficulties in customs clearance.

The Korean tech giant’s market share in Russia isn’t negligible. Samsung is the leading smartphone brand in Russia, holding a market share of around 30% — twice as large as Apple’s. However, this won’t count for much if no phones are available on store shelves and sales stagnate and decline.

Join SamMobile’s Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News and follow us on Twitter.

Phone RussiaSamsung Electronics
Load 4 comments

You might also like

Samsung is worried about India’s push for NavIC satellite system support

The Indian Government might pass a new regulation, and several smartphone manufacturers are worried about how this might affect their launch schedule for 2023. According to a new report, the Indian government will require mobile phone manufacturers to adopt the India Regional Satellite Navigation System (NavIC) for smartphone models released in 2023 and onward. India […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 6 hours ago

This smartphone manufacturer beat Samsung and Apple in Mexico

On average, Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. However, it doesn’t lead all its rivals in every market and performs better in some regions than others. In some markets, Samsung is the leading brand by a wide margin. While in others, such as Mexico, the company is trying to maintain its spot on the […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 6 hours ago

Samsung’s new credit cards give Indian consumers 10% cashback on all products

Samsung has launched two co-branded credit cards in India in collaboration with Axis Bank and Visa. With these credit cards, consumers can get 10% cashback on all Samsung products and services. Unlike other cashback offers and discounts, Samsung’s 10% cashback offer will be available throughout the year. Customers can choose between two Samsung-branded credit cards: […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 8 hours ago

Samsung hosted Tech Forum 2022: Discover eXperience event in the US

Samsung Electronics hosted the annual Tech Forum 2022: Discover eXperience event in San Francisco and Boston in the US to secure “outstanding talent in the next-generation IT technology field.” This annual event was hosted on September 22nd in San Francisco and at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on the 24th of September. Since 2017, Samsung has held this Tech […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 12 hours ago

Samsung and the Galaxy S22 Ultra win Manufacturer and Phone of the Year awards

Samsung was named the Smartphone Manufacturer of the Year at the 2022 Mobile Industry Awards held in London on September 22, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra earned the Phone of the Year title. Runner-up smartphone brands were Motorola and Oppo. Samsung earned the Smartphone Manufacturer of the Year award because the company offered a wide […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 days ago

Samsung under investigation for alleged digital signage patent infringement

Samsung Electronics is under investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) after Manufacturing Resources International (MRI) filed a complaint claiming that the South Korean company has infringed on its patents. MRI is a manufacturer of outdoor and semi-outdoor digital signage solutions, and the company alleges that Samsung Electronics and its SDS affiliate infringed on […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 days ago