In 2013, the Galaxy S3 suffered from supply issues that prevented it from arriving in shops on time. According to analysts, the Korean tech giant has made sure that the same scenario will not happen to the Galaxy S4.
In an interview with Reuters, Lee Seung-woo, an IBK Securities analyst, said, “Based on checks we had with suppliers, Samsung has already done significant work to ensure smooth supply and not to repeat what they had to deal with last time.”
Another analyst believes that there will be minor delays, but will only be experienced for short periods. This is according to Greg Noh, an analyst at HMC Investment and Securities. He said, “There could be, again, a supply bottleneck due to tight supply of components … but I think any such disruption will be very brief, as Samsung is making a bigger bet on the S4 than on its predecessor with a backup plan to avoid such disruption.”
One analyst is not so optimistic. SK Securities analyst, David Choi, thinks that Samsung has to make the S4’s features superior to the highly popular S3. Choi said, “It’s got to be a blockbuster phone that beats its predecessor and competitors in nearly all aspects, otherwise Samsung could follow the footsteps of others and fail to manage expectations, which get only higher.”
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