There is no surprise that Samsung manages to sell an impressive number of Android smartphones and tablets every year and 2013 is no exception. But just think for a moment. Would this company have been so successful if not for the cheap workforce? We can all guess the answer to that and it actually seems that Samsung wants to reevaluate the labor costs in China by actually planning to build a new production plant in Vietnam where labor is much cheaper. What do you think? Does the South Korean company is trying to make even more money? Or is there any sort of hidden conflict between Samsung and those labor wages from China which run from $400 to $800 per month per worker?
We don’t know what to think about these rumors, but one thing is for sure. The popular company is just trying to adjust to our demands and if this means changing production to Vietnam, why not?
Samsung will also start focusing on a different target than before. We won’t see the same high end device models that we are used too, but actually low-end and mid-range ones, including a Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet which sports a 1.2GHz processor and a 7-inch 1024×600 display that costs around 100 Euros and has already received Wi-Fi certification.
The plant in Vietnam that we have just told you about will start producing new handsets no later than February next year, and by 2015 it is expected to become responsible for 40 percent of the company’s products, as our source confirm. To be more specific, we are talking about no less than 120 million handsets per year at full production, while the company is expecting to ship 800 million mobile devices in 2015.
Great plans and promising numbers we must all admit, but can they be sure about the public’s reaction to its future line? We’ll just have to wait and see.