Like we all expect, there will be a preponderance of foldable smartphones this year. In the first half of this year, we have already welcomed the Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold and Huawei Mate X2. We expect more foldable smartphones in the second half of the year. We expect the likes of Xiaomi to launch the Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold2. According to reports out of China, the supply chain information shows that Samsung, Google, Oppo, Xiaomi, and Vivo will all launch their own foldable smartphone. Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy Fold3 will probably be the world’s first under-screen camera foldable smartphone. It will use a new on-screen camera solution from Samsung.
For Google, its new foldable smartphone will adopt an in-folding solution. This device will use Samsung’s 7.6-inch screen and may arrive sometime around October. Xiaomi’s first attempt at the foldable smartphone was not bad at all. The MIX Fold was released back in April and the device has been doing well. Considering the performance of the MIX Fold, it’s obvious that the company will not stop at the MIX Fold.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold2 to arrive in Q4 2021
Xiaomi’s upcoming foldable smartphone (or Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold2) may arrive in the fourth quarter of this year. This foldable smartphone will use a Visionox display for the external screen. The internal screen will use a Samsung solution. It has the opportunity to carry the 120Hz high refresh screen for the first time. Previous reports claim that China Star Optoelectronics will manufacturer the secondary display of the Xiaomi MI MIX Fold2.
Vivo, Oppo, and Huawei upcoming foldable smartphones
The new Vivo foldable smartphone is similar, and should also arrive in the fourth quarter of this year. It has the same fusion supplier, the external screen is from BOE, and the internal screen is Samsung. It will use Samsung’s 8-inch flexible screen.
For Oppo, its foldable smartphone will come with Samsung, BOE, or Visionox screen solution. It may use a combination of displays from any of these companies. Oppo’s foldable phone focuses on portability and practicality. After opening the smartphone, the size of the device is only 7.1 inches. According to reports, this device will arrive in 2022, thus we still have some time to wait.
The Huawei Mate X3 does not have many options. It can not use Samsung’s display due to the U.S. ban and will have to settle for BOE’s display. This foldable smartphone will still use the Kirin 9000 SoC and should debut in 2022.