Qualcomm is said to be prioritizing its flagship chip at the expense of lower-end SoCs.
Although Qualcomm is still confident that it will be able to meet its sales target for the second quarter, a contract manufacturer for several major smartphone companies told Reuters it would cut smartphone shipments because it was experiencing a ‘shortage of a range of components’ from the chipmaker.
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Xiaomi’s vice president Lu Weibing had previously cautioned that the chip shortage was extreme.
Qualcomm’s incoming Chief Executive Cristiano Amon had recently said that demand was higher than supply. This might partially be because of restrictions placed on Huawei by the US, which have caused consumers to turn to other Android companies which typically use Qualcomm’s chips. Huawei’s phones are mostly powered by its own Kirin silicon.