Samsung, like many other companies, is having a tough year, and the Korean tech giant might be thinking of drastic changes to maintain profitability in the mobile business. Despite Galaxy S20 sales disappointing, partly for reasons outside of Samsung’s control, the company revealed at its Q2 earnings call that smartphone sales should start gradually improving thanks to further cost optimizations and a reduction in marketing spendings.
However, Samsung might be considering more drastic solutions to maintain profitability, and it’s apparently weighing the pros and cons of stopping the sale of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series’ earlier than expected.
According to a recent tweet by @MauriQHD, there was a big debate inside Samsung not too long ago in regards to the near future of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, the original Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, the company’s tablet lineup and more. The source claims that some of the points debated by Samsung were crazy, and that it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Samsung will soon decide to stop selling the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series altogether.
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This seemingly counter-intuitive strategy would presumably allow Samsung to cut costs and offset those lost sales by focusing aggressively on promoting its upcoming products like the Galaxy Note 20, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the Galaxy Tab S7 series and so on. We’ve already seen a big push from Samsung ahead of Galaxy Unpacked 2020, with multiple devices – including wearables – having been scheduled for an official unveiling on the same day.
This all remains speculative for now, so take the information with a proverbial pinch of salt. Besides, it’s unclear whether these extreme measures – if implemented – would be temporary and affect only the 2019 flagships, or if they are of a more permanent nature and we should expect the Galaxy Note 20 series to be pulled from sale soon after its sequel goes live next year. Either way, if Samsung is feeling the pressure of the current economic landscape, the company may be facing tough decisions in its quest to maintain profitability.