Samsung will launch the third generation of foldable smartphones this year. The leader is the top-end Galaxy Z Fold 3, which, according to a list of details leaked to the Network, “will most closely match the original concept of Samsung foldable devices”. It is argued that “the previous models were not products that could be called complete, and therefore the device of 2021 can be called the Fold 1”. The smartphone is being developed under the strictest secrecy, and all employees are under close supervision. The only thing that the source claims for certain is the reduced body weight relative to the Z Fold 2 and “significant design impact on Samsung hardware” – whatever that means.
Samsung aims to impress with the next Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip
While last year’s flagship got a 6.2-inch display, its successor may sport a 5.4-inch Super AMOLED panel. Its slim aspect ratio (25:9) and resolution (2,260 x 816) are both unchanged compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, as per the same source.
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The source also did not ignore the younger clamshell, referred to as the Flip 1; which will retain the design concept of its predecessor, receive a dual camera, reduced weight and a price tag. As before, the device can get a deluxe version (probably, we are talking about Thom Browne Edition). Finally, the author of the leak hints at the reason that Samsung has no plans to release a foldable tablet; they may be replaced by a surprise device from the “One more thing” category. Apparently, in the second half of the year, we are waiting for truly breakthrough novelties of the Korean brand, we are waiting!
Samsung regains leadership in the smartphone market
Strategy Analytics has released February statistics on the global smartphone market. South Korean giant Samsung was able to regain its position, pushing Apple into second place.
Last month, according to estimates, shipments of Samsung devices amounted to about 24 million units; which corresponds to a 23.1% share in total shipments. For comparison: in January, Samsung’s share was only 15.6%.
Apple, which was in the lead at the end of January with 25.4%, is now on the second line; with the result of about 22.2%. In February, the Apple company sold approximately 23 million iPhones.
The third-place belongs to the Chinese Xiaomi, which managed to occupy 11.5% of the global market. Next come Vivo and Oppo with a score of 10.6% and 8.5%, respectively.
It is important to note that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei; whose smartphone business has suffered huge losses due to sanctions from the United States, did not enter the top five.
It is not yet clear who will become the leader of the global smartphone market at the end of the current quarter. Samsung and Apple are claiming first place, the competition between which has intensified.