“Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the arrival of the Lunar New Year, the release of Galaxy S20 accessories such as phone cases, screen protectors, etc. will be delayed.” The Samsung Galaxy S20, which is expected to launch on February 11, will become Samsung’s number one flagship smartphone for 2020. As with every flagship device, the Galaxy S-Series typically has a rich ecosystem of accessories that can be released with these phones. But 2020 could be very different.
A mobileFun report cited a report from the manufacturer’s lineup, noting that the manufacture and delivery of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 parts would be significantly delayed due to the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus and the Lunar New Year.
Due to the effects of the virus, parts produced in factories across China and shipped abroad will undergo a more rigorous screening process to isolate the virus and prevent its spread. The report notes that the plant also delayed production plans as the probability of shipments was delayed. As a result, users of the Galaxy S20 may experience considerable delays in acquiring smartphone accessories such as phone cases, screen protectors, etc.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is expected to come in several variations. For such devices, having a strong ecosystem of accessories is critical because it remains to be seen whether the problem of not being able to purchase accessories affects the overall sales of devices by supporting these devices with auxiliary accessories to enhance the user experience.
Predictably, an outbreak of coronaviruses is having an impact on the technology industry. A recent report also noted that Samsung expects revenue growth in related businesses to fall even if 5G devices are expected to grow in 2020. It remains to be seen whether its flagship smartphone will also be affected because its chipset business is under pressure from a virus outbreak.
The upcoming MWC 2020 may also be affected, as most of the major smartphone brands that launch new products at the Technology Trade Show are located in China, although a recent statement by the GSMA clarified that MWC 2020 has not been cancelled.