Some Galaxy S22 variants will see 3-month shipping delays
However, it no longer appears that everyone in the U.S. will get their long-anticipated flagship in the next few weeks.
The White Galaxy S22 Ultra 512GB from T-Mobile is the worst-affected variant
Certain U.S. variants of the new series are far more likely to experience prolonged delays, according to the reports. The ones that are worst affected are the Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The latter model in White and 512GB from T-Mobile is allegedly the hardest to come by, and orders in that color and storage variant may not be fulfilled until halfway through May.
Apparently, Samsung had already been bracing itself for massive shipping delays long before today’s disappointing announcement. Despite all the measures it took to speed things up—including ramping up production by 20%, and a personal visit by the CEO to the foundries based in Vietnam—the company has been unable to prevent the delay simply due to the unanticipated demand.
Samsung announced and apologized for the ongoing delays in a statement made earlier today: