The first shortage of smartphones in history. Qualcomm chip delivery times exceed 30 weeks

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Information comes from Taiwan that today there are no mobile single-chip systems, power control chips and other products in the warehouses. It is assumed that in the coming months, the market may for the first time experience a shortage of smartphones of different brands.

Last week, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi K40 series of smartphones, which are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 870 SoCs. Realme is set to unveil the Realme GT 5G flagship smartphone this week. Both companies have recognized the fact that there is a huge shortage in the mobile platform market.

The first shortage of smartphones in history.  Qualcomm chip delivery times exceed 30 weeks

Lu Weibing, President of Xiaomi China, said that there are really a lot of SoCs in short supply. He added that the deficit is unlikely to end this year. According to a Realme spokesman, “SoCs and other Qualcomm chips are out of stock.”

According to sources in the mobile phone supply chain, the entire delivery cycle for Qualcomm products now exceeds 30 weeks. For example, CSR Bluetooth audio chips take 33 weeks to ship. The shortage continues to worsen as smartphone manufacturers expand the list of available models.

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