Samsung smartphone models reach strong momentum as the company ships 7 million Galaxy S devices. The Samsung smartphone line sent 3 million to the US.
"We're in a situation where we wish we had more supply," Golden told Reuters at the sidelines of an event where the phonemaker unveiled a new Galaxy S phone.
Golden would not comment on how severe the supply shortage is or when it is expected to ease but said the main bottleneck was Samsung's own AMOLED display technology, which goes into the phones' screens. Samsung has been working on boosting AMOLED production to bolster supply, Golden said.