Foldable Phone

GOOGLE, OPPO, VIVO AND XIAOMI TO LAUNCH NEW FOLDABLE PHONES NEXT YEAR.

If the latest report is true, the foldable smartphone market will become even bigger next year. So far, the main players in the field of foldable smartphones are Samsung, Motorola, Royole and Huawei, but there is new news that more manufacturers, including Google, will join this list.

The information comes from Ross Young, the founder and principal analyst of Display Search and DSCC. In a tweet released earlier today, he revealed that the second half of the coming year will be an exciting year for the foldable smartphone market.

He said that Samsung will announce at least three models, OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi will announce four models among them, and Google will also announce one model.

We already know that Samsung will release the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the third quarter of this year due to leaks in the past few weeks, but Ross tweeted that there will be at least three. In the same tweet, he said that there will be no Galaxy Z Fold Lite, but there will be Galaxy Z Flip Lite.

According to reports, the Galaxy Z Fold Lite is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2021, but not only will it not be released in the first quarter, it will not even be released at all. We have heard of the lite Galaxy Z Flip last month, so this is not surprising.

Starting from Samsung, the three major Chinese manufacturers OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi will also launch their first foldable smartphones next year.

Even more exciting is that one of them will launch two models. Among these three products, only Xiaomi showed a viable prototype, but all three products have applied for patents for various foldable smartphone designs.

Recently, an OPPO patent disclosed a mobile phone with a design similar to the Galaxy Z Flip.

Google is also on the list of manufacturers of foldable smartphones in 2021. More than a year ago, Google confirmed that it was developing a prototype of a foldable smartphone, and in August of this year, an internal document showed that the foldable phone codenamed “passport” may be in the Pixel device that will be launched next year.

With the introduction of all these devices, 2021 will be an exciting year for the foldable smartphone category and overall mobile technology.

Ezegbunam Chinonso Benjamin is a tech enthusiasts with Love for Smartphones, Laptops, Computers, Cars etc. He is currently an under graduate of University Of Jos.