Half of all phones sold in Vietnam in Q3 were made by Samsung

COVID-19 appears to have hit the Vietnamese smartphone market hard in Q3 2021. Smartphone shipments decreased by 28% year-on-year, triggered by restrictions related to coronavirus, lockdowns, and the closure of shops and malls. However, amid all this, Samsung increased its market share in Vietnam to almost half. Samsung recorded an impressive 49% smartphone market share […]

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Samsung will rely less on Vietnam for its smartphone needs

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard multiple reports of Samsung facilities in Vietnam operating at reduced capacities due to COVID-related restrictions. Previously, supply issues caused Samsung a 5% loss in one prime market. Vietnam is where Samsung phones are made, most of them anyway. Labor costs in Vietnam are rising, too. As a result, […]

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Early Odyssey Neo G9 buyers in Vietnam get free Galaxy Tab S7+

The stunning Odyssey Neo G9 is making its way into another market. Revealed as Samsung’s first monitor with Quantum mini-LED technology earlier this summer, the Odyssey Neo G9 is now available for purchase in Vietnam. To mark the occasion, Samsung is giving away Galaxy Tab S7+ tablets to the first Odyssey buyers. Samsung Vietnam announced […]

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Galaxy A52s 5G pre-orders open in Vietnam next week, Samsung confirms

The Galaxy A52s is one of the best mid-range phones in recent years, Samsung or otherwise, and customers in Vietnam will soon be able to pre-order it in anticipation of a market release later this month. Samsung announced today that the Galaxy A52s 5G will be available for pre-order in Vietnam beginning September 20. The […]

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Samsung’s hiring thousands of people to increase Galaxy Z production

Samsung’s been going to great lengths to strengthen its talent pool in South Korea through mergers and acquisitions. Similarly, Samsung is now reportedly looking to hire thousands of new employees to work at its facilities in Vietnam. One of the reasons Samsung is looking to hire new workers is because the company reportedly wants to […]

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LG puts pressure on Samsung in Vietnam amid another pandemic

Samsung’s Vietnamese operations are in a growingly dire need of a break. After one of the largest commercial regions in the country went into yet another COVID-19 lockdown, one of its top rivals—LG—is about to challenge its domestic manufacturing dominance. At least as far as the display panel sector is concerned. Namely, LG Display just […]

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The low-cost Galaxy A03s is now available outside of India for the first time

Samsung is bringing the Galaxy A03s to more markets. After debuting in India last week, the Galaxy A03s became available for purchase in Vietnam earlier today. Customers can pick from three colors and a single memory configuration, though a second option will be coming through network operators at a later, unspecified date. For now, Samsung […]

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Samsung’s Vietnam problem is about to get a whole lot worse

Vietnam’s former capital Ho Chi Minh city is all set to enter a new lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases in the region. The new measures will disallow citizens from moving about freely and require commercial establishments to operate with limited staff. As a result, Samsung’s manufacturing facilities in the region are slated to take a […]

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Apple Producing AirPods 3 in China Instead of Vietnam Due to Pandemic Disruption

Apple has been seeking to add geographic diversity to its supply chain for some time, with a shift of some production of the AirPods lineup to Vietnam being one significant step for the company. Apple reportedly began trialing production of regular ‌‌AirPods‌‌ in Vietnam over a year ago, and it was reported in December that […]

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The Galaxy Tab S7 FE is slowly reaching more fans, goes live in Vietnam

Samsung’s first and only FE-branded tablet has reached another market after what has arguably been a slow debut. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S7 FE nearly two months ago, and the tablet has since been released in a couple of markets, including Russia and India. In Vietnam, Samsung began selling the Galaxy Tab S7 FE LTE earlier today […]

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The Vietnamese government has asked Samsung to help finding vaccines

Vietnam is one of the unfortunate countries that have experienced a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases this month, and the local government is now asking foreign companies, including Samsung Electronics, to secure vaccines for their workers. Bui Hoang Mai, head of the industrial park management board in the province of Bac Ninh, told […]

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Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S20 FE LTE is official at a new low price

Samsung has officially announced and released the Qualcomm-powered Galaxy S20 FE LTE in Vietnam earlier today, weeks after the company had silently listed the same device on its German portal. The reworked version of the Galaxy S20 FE LTE is now available for purchase online in Vietnam through Samsung’s e-shop, where it’s being sold in […]

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Samsung is no longer the top smartphone brand in these four countries

Samsung has been losing its smartphone market share to Chinese brands in various African, Asian, and European countries. In Q4 2020, the South Korean firm lost its pole position in India to Xiaomi. The company has now reportedly lost its number one ranking in four Southeast Asian countries to another Chinese smartphone brand. According to […]

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Vietnam wants to build a new local supplier pipeline for Samsung

Samsung Electronics and the Vietnamese government are strengthening their relationship, as the two entities have entered a high-level meeting earlier this week to discuss new potential collaborations and exchange requests. The Vietnamese government is is well-aware of Samsung’s contribution to the country’s economy and is looking to strengthen the partnership with new projects, and in […]

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The Galaxy M12 will hit online retail stores in Vietnam early next week

The Galaxy M12 debuted in Vietnam all the way back in February but availability has so far been limited to the company’s offline stores. Soon enough though, customers in Vietnam will have the option of buying the Galaxy M12 online from Shopee. Samsung Vietnam has revealed the online launch details earlier today and confirmed that the […]

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Apple Watch ECG Feature Coming to Australia and Vietnam Next Week

Apple on Tuesday seeded the release candidate of an upcoming watchOS 7.4 update to developers for testing purposes, and in the process revealed that the Apple Watch ECG feature is coming to additional countries very soon. Along with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, the official public version of watchOS 7.4 is set to be released […]

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Samsung starts another youth offensive with the Galaxy A32, A52 5G

Samsung appears to have finally taken a step back in its incessant pursuit of Fortnite as means of attracting new lifelong customers. The company’s renewed strategy, epitomized in the newly launched Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A52 5G, sounds much more feasible. Not to mention less “hello, fellow kids-y.” With video games finally being afforded […]

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The February 2021 security update is now live for the humble Galaxy A01

It’s been roughly three months since the Galaxy A01 has received a firmware update so it was about time for Samsung to turn its attention back to the humble budget phone and bring it up to speed with a new security patch. The company is now rolling out the February 2021 security update to the […]

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