Due to Chip Shortage, the Galaxy A52 and A72 Availability have been stunned. The entire tech world has been fully plunged into a new crisis while it still wallows in the COVID-19 pandemic. A global shortage that took place in the semiconductor component, specifically the microchips and the processors, are rocking companies from carmakers too, of course, consumer electronics manufacturers.
Chip Shortage Delayed Galaxy A52 and A72 Availability
The Smartphone OEMs seemed to be taking things in stride but the shortage may have finally caught up with Samsung whose newest mid-range smartphone has now been reportedly delayed based on that.
Recently, Samsung announced the Galaxy A72 and two versions of the Galaxy A52, which includes a 5G model, just last March. The latter, in particular, is now being marketed heavily in the United Stated where the phone is touted to be one of the most affordable 5G smartphones available. The two phones are supposed to become available for purchase last month but that never happened.
Chip Shortage Affecting Samsung’s Sales
A report from South Korea’s the Elec, reveals the reason for that delay. Apparently, Samsung has faced some difficulty in acquiring a hold of APS or Application processors, a.k.a. the Smartphone processors we often about in specs, for the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72. These would be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and the 5G-capable Snapdragon 750G, both of which are reportedly in short supply.
Ironically, that this shortage is partly also based on Samsung’s major problem earlier this year. The harsh winter storm in the united stated just a few months ago back forced Samsung to shut down its Austin, Texas plant that manufactures chips. Coincidentally, Samsung is one of the manufacturers of those that impacted snapdragon Aps.
Other Companies Affected by Snapdragon Chips Shortage
Samsung is not the only one that was highly affected by this shortage in the Snapdragon 720G and the 750G chips, of course, as Xiaomi that also depends on those that are in mid-range chips for its Mi Note and Redmi lines. No estimate has been given concerning when the shipments of the Galaxy A72, Galaxy A52, and the Galaxy A52 5G would actually start but it is perhaps an indicator which is upcoming phones and would likewise start getting affected by this global issue.