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T-Mobile execs miss the Galaxy Note as much as you do

In the shadow of the iPhone 13, and an aggressive new “Forever Upgrade” plan to sell them, T-Mobile executives are complaining about Samsung’s telephones, Fierce Wireless reports. Particularly, the lack of them.

“Samsung has actually fallen behind the eight ball relative to different OEMs on the world provide chain problem,” T-Mobile chief monetary officer and government vp Peter Osvaldik mentioned at a BofA Securities investor event on Tuesday. The difficulty appears to be {that a} majority of T-Mobile’s prospects are “very vital Samsung lovers,” in response to Osvaldik, so Samsung “discontinuing” the Galaxy Note — which “prospects simply liked” — mixed with a shorter provide of S-series telephones had a destructive affect on the provider.

Regardless of what Osvaldik mentioned, Samsung has not yet officially discontinued the Note, thus far skipping a 2021 model in favor of including S Pen assist into the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. I’m undecided if Osvaldik is revealing some secret resolution Samsung has made based mostly on his feedback. When requested, Samsung declined to remark, however the firm’s cellular chief DJ Koh stated in March that “we search to launch a Note mannequin subsequent 12 months,” leaving some risk for a 2022 mannequin.

It’s attainable that in the effort to make foldables mainstream, Samsung has determined to disregard the positives of the Note, however the firm has additionally been affected by the world semiconductor scarcity, similar to everybody else. Samsung was reportedly considering halting production of the Galaxy S21 Fan Version (FE) in June and was additionally rumored to be running into chip issues with its decrease price range A-series telephones. Basically, it’s onerous to launch a number of flagship telephones, even in a traditional 12 months.

T-Mobile’s feedback are a testomony to Samsung’s attain, although, and taking Osvaldik at face worth, possibly additionally additional affirmation that the Note ought to stick round.

Replace September fifteenth, 7:21PM ET: Added remark from Samsung.

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