There have been signs that foldable phones are set for a big explosion this year, with new devices including Huawei’s Mate X2 and Xiaomi’s Mix Fold announced in the first half of the year, and more products expected in the second half of the year.
Digital blogger @Tomato Highness revealed today that from the perspective of supply chain, Samsung, Google, OPPO, Xiaomi and Vivo will all launch their own new folding screen models.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold 3 is said to be the world’s first foldable phone with an under-screen camera, using Samsung’s latest display solution.
The new Google device, which will have a folding scheme and Samsung’s 7.6-inch screen, is expected to launch around October.
Xiaomi’s new foldscreen (or Mi Mix Fold 2) is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year. The external screen of the device adopts the Vexinol scheme, while the internal screen adopts the Samsung scheme. It has the opportunity to carry 120Hz high refresh for the first time. (It is worth mentioning that South Korean media previously said that Huaxing photoelectric will make a second screen for it)
Vivo folding screen new phone is similar, is expected to be Q4 release, the same fusion supplier, the outer screen from BOE, the inner screen is previously mentioned by the Korean media Samsung 8 inches flexible screen.
Oppo is likely to use one or more of Samsung, BOE and Versino’s foldable phones. The Oppo foldable screen, which is designed to be portable and practical, measuring just 7.1 inches when it opens, and is not expected to be released until 2022.
Huawei’s Mate X3 has been unable to purchase Samsung folding screen, and will eventually adopt BOE folding screen. It is expected to debut in 2022, or it will continue to use Kirin 9000 SoC.
It was previously announced that Samsung Display will start offering foldable screens to other manufacturers in the second half of the year, representing the first UTG-enabled foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels to be delivered.