The market for the foldable phone is expected to grow. As several new models are scheduled to be revealed from among the big players.
The world’s three biggest phone companies, Samsung Electronics, Apple and Huawei, are getting ready to introduce their new foldable phones.
Huawei Foldable phone
Huawei will soon introduce its third foldable phone, the Mate X2, at the opening of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai. Although, Mate X2 has already been revealed through a teaser.
Like the Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series, Huawei will be introducing its first smartphone that can be folded inwardly. This gives a clue that Huawei is making a major change in its foldable phone line in order to beat its failures over the two previous models, Mate X and Mate Xs. These two previous models exhibit an outward-folding display.
Rumors are circulating that the specifications of the upcoming Huawei Mate X2 is anticipated to feature an 8.01-inch foldable organic LED display that is supplied by BOE for its main screen. It boasts of its high-resolution 2480 x 2200 pixel with 120Hz refresh rate. When it is folded, the cover display is about 6.45 inches.
On its cover display, there is a dual selfie camera in punch hole cutout. On the other side, the device is rumored to have a protruding quad-camera setup with a telephoto lens, having a 50MP main camera.
Huawei’s upcoming announcement of its new foldable phone shows that the company is committed to move forward in spite of the challenges brought about by the US sanctions. In a recent time, Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhenfei dismissed the rumors circulating that Huawei may discontinue its smartphone business.
Samsung Galaxy Foldable phone
Samsung, the indisputable leader of the foldable phone segment, tries to maintain its leadership by rolling out several new foldable designs this year. Samsung is expected to introduce Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 this coming summer time.
Although there haven’t been any official words yet about the upcoming Samsung foldables, rumors have it that several upgrades will be included into the new models. Galaxy Z Fold 3 is anticipated to come out with an S pen stylus.
When Samsung launched its first inward-folding in the world, Galaxy Z Fold, Samsung became the pioneer of the foldable phone market. It launched its first foldable phone last 2019. And in 2020, the Korean Giant tech company introduced the clamshell-type Galaxy Z Flip.
The Counterpoint Research, the market researcher, says that the market pie of the foldable phone is anticipated to double from 2.8 million units last year to 5.6 million units projected this year.
Apple will participate in Foldable iPhone
Rumors are circulating that Apple too is preparing to roll-out its clamshell-type foldable iPhone that can be folded vertically, like that of the Galaxy Z Flip. Bloomberg says that Apple is still in the early stage of its development of foldable iPhone.
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