After the official announcement of the duo of smartphones with flexible displays Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, top managers of Samsung talked about how many such devices are planned for sale by the end of the year.
Bryan Choi, Executive Vice President and Head of Strategic Marketing, said in an interview that the company expects to ship 6.5 million smartphones with flexible displays during this year. This indicator was calculated in cooperation with specialists from Strategy Analytics.
For the first time, devices with flexible displays entered the market in 2019, and the company managed to sell 0.7 million units, in 2020 the market volume increased to 2.2 million units. In 2021, analysts predicted the demand for smartphones of this type will amount to 6.5 million, exceeds the specified bar.
Samsung hopes to triple sales of foldable smartphones this year
“With the new Galaxy Z series, we’re bringing foldable innovations to more consumers by breaking down the barriers of entry with our pricings. I am confident that with our new Galaxy Z series, we can drive record high demand for foldables; inviting even more consumers to enjoy this new way of using their smartphone”. said the executive vice president of Samsung.
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He also added, citing the company’s own market research, that 9 out of 10 owners of foldable devices no longer want to go back to the traditional form factor.
“We designed the new Galaxy Z series to address consumers’ needs in every moment – capturing, communicating, sharing and expressing. One of my favorite features is the hands-free selfie with the Galaxy Z Flip3. Continuing our collaboration with Google, we made the video call experience even better. Within Google Duo, the camera automatically zooms in and out to fit everyone into the frame. With HD quality, our premium camera system and the devices’ amazing displays; your hands-free video calls are vivid, clear and more enjoyable”.
“Furthermore, for Galaxy Z Fold3, we have enabled the S Pen experience with our Wacom partnership; so that users can write down on its large screen for the first time on foldables. You can even watch content on the top half of your screen and take notes with your S Pen on the bottom half”.
“We have improved our latest Galaxy Z series devices to address the biggest consumer needs and wants. Consumers told us that they were looking for increased durability, new and improved displays, S Pen functionality; and more apps tailored specifically to the foldable experience. With our latest Galaxy Z series devices; we’re delivering all that and more in sleeker devices – at even lower price points”.