21 December 2021
A fresh report from The Elec, a Korean publication, has revealed Samsung's manufacturing plans for the Galaxy S22 lineup. It claims that the company is going for a conservative approach for the next-gen Android flagship family. The standard model will account for over half of the share and the remaining portion will be split between the other two models.
Samsung is said to be eyeing producing just 20 million units for the Galaxy S22 series. The 6.1-inch Galaxy S22 is claimed to account for 50% to 60% of the overall share. It means there will be at least 10 million units of the standard model. The Galaxy S22 Plus is said to have a 20% share and the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a share between 20% and 30%.
It is important to note that the company set a goal of 26 million units for the Galaxy S21 lineup last year but eventually expanded it to 30 million units at the time of the launch. There is still a possibility that we might see Samsung increasing the production target by a few million units around the time of the release. As for why the company is setting low targets, it is mainly due to the global COVID-19 pandemic affecting the procurement of components.
Both Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are said to get a 0.1-inch shorter display as compared to Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus respectively. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is reported to continue with the same display size as the predecessor. It is further said to come with a holder for the S Pen stylus.