Analysts agree that more manufacturers of the latest fashion will have joined by the end of 2021 and we will see various rollable or foldable devices from LG, OPPO, Google, Xiaomi or Vivo.
We’ve spent several years thinking about that, never better said Folding designs Phones like the Huawei Mate Xs, the Galaxy Z Flip or the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 already have more credentials, although the truth is that Neither of them turned out to be the hybrid smartphone we all expected and that it would revolutionize the industry.
Not for nothing The folding market is still in its infancy This can be seen in the fact that all manufacturers are researching their own designs and concepts. sometimes trying to solve problems we didn’t have and generate others like that happy Fold, which plays a major role in the experience of all models released so far.
The last to arrive was exactly Huawei’s Mate X2, which is changing its paradigm to disguise itself as Samsung in a book-like format, also with a fold, and the only light at the end of the tunnel was set by the rollable prototypes that OPPO or LG have taught us and others are researching, but what We still have doubts about the mechanism, the use and especially the durability of the panel, which is rolled up inside.
Anyway, the market rules and With the next revolution, it is clear that it will be foldableExperts and analysts are therefore already trying to make predictions when these designs finally explode and their market maturesWe assume that this will happen from the end of this year 2021 after reports from colleagues from xda developers were published a few days ago.
Well, it seems that this time, yes, that folding and / or rolling cell phones will take off in 2021
This headline could mislead you, so go low first to bring yours down HypeWell, that they take off just means that More options will be available and prices will be cheaperStarting with the expected maturation that lets us know What solutions do these devices offer? without this assuming the disappearance of today’s traditional glass and metal sandwiches that we are currently enjoying.
In fact, I still have myself who have tried all three Samsung models Doubts about the advantages the Galaxy Z gave me in terms of its disadvantageswith greater weight and less comfort and durability, in exchange for just one large format panel that it is used under certain conditions and never in motion.
Experts from Display Supply Chain Consultants expect mass production of flexible displays in the second half of the year and a Q4 of 2021 at all-time highs for unfolding and / or rolling up smartphone deliveries.
Perhaps roll-up designs make more sense, for its more classic factor when folded and its panel with no creases when opened, though That will determine the market and we still have to prove that.
At the moment we have something Raw data from analystswho foresee more manufacturers in the garlic of folding and already expect around the fourth quarter of 2021 This type of smartphone broadcasts at all-time highs depending on the number of flexible panels ordered:
The numbers are very remarkable, and it is DSCC forecasts sales of up to 5.1 million foldable smartphones in 2021with growth of over 400% in the final quarter of the year, driven by new models from Samsung, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Googleamong other actors.
They say, that Samsung will continue to judge and be part of this marketwith up to 81% of Compartir among all clamshell phones sold, and that the flexible record production lines from Samsung Display would supply up to 1 million such displays to Chinese manufacturers Licensing of its technology for the first time before the end of 2021 UltraThinGlass::
Samsung Display will start selling folding displays with its ultra-thin glass technology (UTG – UltraThinGlass) to other brands from the second half of 2021, which will power a number of new products from different manufacturers. In fact, we expect at least 12 different foldable and / or rollable smartphones from at least 8 brands on the market, with sales of more than three million units for the fourth quarter of the year. Ross Young, CEO of DSCC.
In relation to what we already know about the current market, that is interesting to know The most popular and best-selling folding mobile is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flipahead of the Galaxy Z Fold2 and the Motorola RAZR. In fact, the South Korean giant has so far eaten up 87% of the foldable market share.
Also noteworthy are the units sold considering the prices there 2.2 million smartphones of this type were shipped in 2020 … It seems that there was a great desire to try them, even if they were early risers and at astronomical prices!
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