Samsung is still number one when it comes to smartphones. Xiaomi is aiming for the top spot, but we think the South Korean tech giant won’t let it happen. When it comes to other companies, Samsung is doing very well, especially in the display market. It supplies some of the major OEMs like Google, Vivo, OPPO, and Xiaomi. With the success of the Samsung Galaxy Z series, other phone makers have been looking to Samsung to offer their foldable displays.
Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) has shared important information related to the display business. He said that Samsung Display will provide panels for all 2021 folding. Specifically, it will be 120Hz and LTPO.
The list includes the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 with a 7.55-inch panel and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with a 6.70-inch panel. Other foldables from Google (7.57 inches), OPPO (7.11 inches), Vivo (8.2 inches) and Xiaomi (8.1 ”inches) were almost mentioned. Obviously, this will mean increased revenue for Samsung’s display division.
Samsung has been a leader in the folding smartphone game. Business is doing well, but the foldable phone category hasn’t really caught on yet. Perhaps this year, with Samsung introducing lower-priced folding phones, more people will buy.
Other OEMs are also considering introducing their own foldable phones. Most of them are Chinese OEMs, so we can expect that they will be able to launch new devices at lower prices. We’re looking at the Vivo NEX folding phone series, a new Xiaomi folding smartphone, that TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll concept, and an OPPO folding phone. A foldable phone from Google may also be in the works and it could use UTG.