Russia May be Approaching Smartphone Shortage

The impending smartphone scarcity in Russia is being blamed on transportation issues and a lack of components, according to Vedomosti on Wednesday.

Several businesses have stated that popular phone models are out of stock. Despite the fact that this isn’t the company’s most recent model, Apple may be able to offer some iPhone 11 devices by the end of November.

Samsung and Xiaomi are also experiencing severe shortages, and a source at VimpleCom, one of Russia’s biggest mobile phone carriers, says it’s uncertain when the situation will be resolved.

The trend is global – the epidemic has impacted mobile phone manufacturing, and the energy issue has impacted how fast components for them, as well as the phones themselves, are transported across the globe.

Automakers have been dealing with the same issues since the beginning of 2021. According to the publication, Ford had to halt manufacturing in January owing to a components scarcity, and Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan have all reported the same.

This month, up to  25% of the market demand for smartphones would be supplied to Russia, compared to 50% in September, indicating a clear shortfall in demand.