There have been many rumors related to Samsung’s launch of a foldable smartphone series in 2021. Most of the news said that Samsung is preparing to launch three foldable smartphones next year.
Now, South Korean media ET News reports that Samsung actually plans to launch four foldable phones in 2021. The website reported that these devices are two Galaxy Z Fold 3 and two Galaxy Z Flip 2 models. The media also claimed that all four phones will support 5G. However, this is not surprising.
ET News did not report the differences between the Fold devices. But it claims that the two Z Flip phones will have ‘different performance and functions’.
The report also stated that all four foldable phones are only planned to be launched in the second half of 2021. Therefore, do not expect these devices to be unveiled with the Galaxy S21 series.
ET News also pointed out that Samsung is developing a scroll phone, but it said that this is not part of Samsung’s 2021 business plan. The media alleged that Samsung’s scroll design allows the screen to stretch upward, which is very different from the Oppo X 2021 scroll screen concept phone.
Foldable Phones Gaining Momentum
However, this shouldn’t be surprising for us because foldable phones are becoming more and more popular. Recently, IHS Markit said that making foldable phones is much different from that of the traditional smartphones. Related technology has more requirements. Although in the first half of this year, the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X were out, their launch has been delayed for a few times. But we still have a positive attitude towards the future folding screen smartphones market. The number of folding screen shipments will reach 50 million by 2024.
In the first half of 2019, smartphone shipments declined compared with the first half of 2018. But the shipment of AMOLED screens did not decrease. And it is expected to increase by 30% in the second quarter of this year. This is mainly due to the decline in the price of AMOLEDs. With the continuation of fierce competition in the smartphone market, the niche will have further demand for the development of AMOLED technology. Therefore, in the first half of this year, some technologies such as LTPO, under-the-screen camera, and 3.5D cover glass have received extensive attention.