The Samsung Unpacked event which is barely two weeks away is billed to host the unveiling of the Samsung S20 series. However, there are reports that some of the accessories earlier expected to debut with the S20 series may not be immediately available for some users.
This turn of events is due largely to the fast spreading coronavirus epidemic that has taken over certain parts of China and a number of other countries. With the entire world now putting an extra amount of caution into making sure that the deadly virus does not continue to spread unabated, accessories from China are to be delayed until it is safe to ship them.
Also, an unexpected extension in the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday by three days will also contribute to the delay of Samsung S20 accessories to be shipped from China. With this new development, it remains to be seen if the offer of a free Galaxy Buds+ pair for every Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra will still be available for all users.
Screen protectors and phone cases are also mostly supplied from China, and with the current epidemic, most suppliers would have to wait for the outbreak to be dealt with before they resume shipping again.
As things stand, the Galaxy S20 lineup to be unveiled in less than a fortnight will have these accessories at launch but going forward, there will be a limited supply of these accessories for other users that are intent on getting these devices.
There is no set time frame for the situation to return to normalcy, as it is solely dependent on how swiftly the coronavirus can be contained within China.