In 2021, Samsung produced 238.88 million smartphones, according to the South Korean edition of The Elec, citing its own sources. More than 60 million Samsung-branded smartphones have been launched through collaborations with other companies such as Wintech and Huaqin. In total, Samsung has more than 300 million gadgets.
Samsung aimed to ship 300 million smartphones last year, a satisfactory number of models released as the company faced a number of challenges including the COVID-19 outbreak that hampered production in Vietnam global chip shortage and relatively low sales of Galaxy S21 series models.
In total, around 25 million Galaxy S21 smartphones were sold in 2021, while the 2020 Galaxy S20 models were also mediocre. For comparison: in previous years, 35-40 million smartphones of the S series were sold. According to industry sources, more Galaxy S21 flagships could have shipped without any problems with production in Vietnam.
This year, Samsung intends to sell 334 million smartphones, 285 million of them from its own factories, and the rest will be released as a result of joint projects with other companies.