Samsung Display will produce 11 million flexible screens for smartphones this year


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

ETNews reports that Samsung Display has signed a deal to supply flexible screens to smartphone manufacturers in China. Shipments are slated to begin in the third quarter, with over a million foldable displays shipped by the end of the year.

Several foldable smartphones from Chinese manufacturers will be announced in the second half of 2021. According to insiders, they will be produced by Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and other companies. Samsung Display will ship screens similar to those found in the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip.

So far, Samsung Electronics has been the only buyer of foldable Samsung Display panels, but Samsung Display plans to expand its customer list. Huawei wanted to buy flexible screens from Samsung Display, but due to the sanctions, plans changed. Instead, Huawei uses foldable displays from BOE.

Samsung Display is plans to release 11 million foldable screens this year. About 1 million will go to China and the rest will be for Samsung smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung does not expect record sales for the Galaxy S21 series

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series, last year’s flagship smartphones from the South Korean company, did not see strong sales. This is believed to be one of the reasons the South Korean giant launched its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, a few weeks earlier than usual.

Nevertheless, the company is rather modest about the potential sales of the Galaxy S21 5G. According to the latest data, Samsung plans to ship about 26 million units of the Galaxy S21 series this year, which is in line with the number of Galaxy S20 5G units sold. That is, the forecast is very, very restrained.

The company expects to sell about 10 million Galaxy S21 smartphones, eight million Galaxy S21 + and about the same Galaxy S21 Ultra. As for the Galaxy S20 line, Samsung initially planned to sell 35 million units, but managed to sell only 26 million of them.

Samsung may adjust the estimated shipments of the Galaxy S21 series smartphones in the first quarter. Analysts believe the company will eventually be able to sell over 30 million new smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G specifications

  • S21 — 6.2-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display, 421  PPI, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48 – 120Hz), up to 1300 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • S21+ — 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display, 394 PPI, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48 – 120Hz), up to 1300 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2100 processor
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB/256GB storage
  • Android 11 with One UI 3.1
  • Single / Dual SIM
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS; 12MP Ultra Wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture; 64MP Telephoto lens with f/2.0 aperture, 3x hybrid zoom, 30X space zoom, OIS, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
  • 10MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Water resistant (IP68)
  • S21 Dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm; Weight: 171g (mmWave), 169g (sub6)
  • S21+ Dimensions: 161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8mm; Weight: 202g(mmWave), 200g(sub6)
  • 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, UWB (S21+), GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • 4000mAh (S21) / 4800mAh (S21+) battery with 25W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G specifications

  • 6.8-inch (3200 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ Infinity-O-Edge Dynamic AMOLED Display, 515 PPI, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz), up to 1500 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2100 processor
  • 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB/256GB/512GB storage
  • Android 11 with One UI 3.1
  • 108MP rear camera with ISOCELL HM3 sensor, LED Flash, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, OIS, 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom, 100x Space Zoom, Laser autofocus sensor, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
  • 40MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Water-resistant (IP68)
  • Dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm; Weight: 228g
  • 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, UWB, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging
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