50 Million Unsold Samsung Phones Remain at Distributors

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For years, Samsung has been the world-leading manufacturer when it comes to the number of sold phones. Only in 2021, the South-Korean behemoth sell 272 million smartphones worldwide. Every year, the company brings new gadgets to the market.

But even under such circumstances, Samsung still has a lot of phones that weren’t sold yet. According to Android Authority, there are 50 million Samsung phones at distributors that weren’t sold yet, and most of them are of the Galaxy A series.

Galaxy S22 series or Galaxy Z Fold 3 are arguably the most expensive Samsung models

If you’re willing to buy yourself either a Galaxy S22 or Galaxy Z Fold 3 phone, those surely cost an arm and a leg. The standard Galaxy S22 costs $525, while Galaxy Z Fold 3 costs almost $1,200, according to GSMArena.

Despite those prices, the two gadgets weren’t among the Samsung phones that are still waiting for their new customers on the shelves.

Considering the most popular phone brands for the 2010-2021 period, here’s what statisticsanddata.org has to say:

With 27.55% of the total, Samsung is the world’s number one selling phone brand. In second place, again in September 2021, is Apple, with 26.75% of total sales. In third place, 15 points behind, is Xiaomi with 11.51%. In the top 15 worldwide, Nokia closes the ranking with 0.58%. Nokia, which until a few years ago was the leading brand in terms of the number of phones sold.

In the end, it might be understandable to have so many phones that weren’t sold, even when we’re talking about a company like Samsung. The competition is huge nowadays, with so many companies out there bringing new phones to the market very often. The main competitors of Samsung are Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei.

How about you? Would you consider buying a phone built by Samsung if your device is not suitable anymore, or are you willing to try out other brands?

Cristian Antonescu
Cristian is in love with technology as many of us. He has a vast experience as a content writer in the field. He's involved especially in the gaming area, where he covers the latest news in open-world, role-playing, and first-person shooter titles.