The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series is expected to expand significantly next year. Along with the next-gen Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the next-gen Galaxy Z Flip that will be called the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung will also introduce a more affordable smartphone called the Galaxy Z Fold Lite.
The first details on the inexpensive Galaxy Z Fold Lite has been revealed
Sources say the Galaxy Z Fold Lite will be Samsung’s first foldable device to launch next year. It will be unveiled in the first quarter of the year, possibly alongside the Galaxy S21 series or during a separate Galaxy Unpacked event.
According to the source, the Galaxy Z Fold Lite will come with a 7-inch flexible screen with clear polyimide film (CPI) instead of ultra-thin glass (UTG). The external screen will have a diagonal of 4 inches.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected in the third quarter of 2021. The leak says it will have a 6.7-inch screen that will be protected by ultra-thin UTG glass. The external screen should be 3 inches, while the original Galaxy Z Flip has an external screen that is 1.1 inches.
Then the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be released, which will receive a 7-inch screen that will protect the ultra-thin glass, and the external screen will be 4-inch. This smartphone will come with a sub-screen front camera and support for the S Pen stylus.
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Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi topped the smartphone market in Q3 2020
Analytical agency Gartner has published another report on the smartphone market. So, in the third quarter of this year, 366 million smartphones were sold worldwide; which is 5.7% less than in the same period last year. And although the drop is noticeable; it is less than 20%, which the market fell by in the first half of the year.
Samsung is still the leader with 80.82 million units sold and 22% of the market. In general, of the Top 5 manufacturers, only Samsung and Xiaomi were able to increase sales – by 2.2% and 34.9%, respectively. Huawei is in second place with 51.83 million smartphones sold – its market share is 14.4%. Xiaomi sold 44.41 million smartphones – equivalent to a market share of 12.1%.
Apple is in fourth place. Between July and September, the company sells 40.6 million smartphones – its market share was 11.1%. Interestingly, Oppo is not far from Apple. In the third quarter, it sold 29.89 million smartphones (the market share of this company is 8.2%).