T-Mobile CFO Criticizes Samsung Over Device Supply Issues

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A new report highlights T-Mobile’s persistent frustration with one of its device partners, Samsung. Speaking at the BofA Securities investor event, T-Mobile’s chief financial officer and executive VP, Peter Osvaldik said the carrier is disappointed by Samsung’s device supply shortages.

“Samsung has really fallen behind the eight ball relative to other OEMs on the global supply chain issue,” Osvaldik said. Talking about Samsung’s decision to ditch the Galaxy Note flagship this year, he said that many T-Mobile customers were “significant Samsung lovers.”

Samsung canceled Note refresh this year in favor of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3

Fierce Wireless adds that a bulk of T-Mobile customers look for mid-range and high-end Samsung smartphones. This explains the frustration for T-Mobile as Samsung had to make a big call in foregoing the Galaxy Note flagship for 2021. Instead, the Korean manufacturer unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August.


Both phones are now on T-Mobile’s website with the Z Flip 3 starting at $999.99. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is selling for $1799.99 with both phones supporting T-Mobile’s 5G networks.

While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available and ready to ship within a couple of days, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently on backorder with an estimated shipping date of October 27 – November 17.

The Galaxy S22 will be the company’s next big flagship. This smartphone lineup will likely arrive by early 2022 with exciting hardware in tow. We’ve learned a fair bit about the flagship over the past few months. This includes information on the powerful Exynos 2200 chipset.


Not too long ago, we uncovered Geekbench and GFXBench scores for the Galaxy S22, revealing impressive performance. The graphics department appears to be significantly bolstered thanks to the AMD RDNA 2 GPU underneath.

Disappointingly, a tipster said that this week the Galaxy S22 may not feature an under-display front camera. Instead, Samsung will apparently use the conventional camera hole, in line with its predecessor. As for the rear cameras, another report went on to say that the company won’t introduce any major changes. Samsung will reportedly keep the 108MP primary camera sensor from the Galaxy S21 Ultra with the new flagship.