The foldable phone is really picking up speed this year. Seemingly ahead of the pack, Samsung is putting its foldable display technology into a handful of gadgets. according to The Elec that the Korean tech giant has a rather ambitious foldable phone sales goal for this year.
Samsung has a foldable phone sales goal of between 6 and 7 million units
Samsung is planning on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 being the main seller for the second half of 2021. According to sources in the industry, Samsung plans on selling 3 million units of just that phone. This makes up almost half of its 7 million unit goal for the year.
The clamshell form factor of the Z Flip line of devices makes an ideal device to use and pocket. On the other side of the coin, the Galaxy Fold 3 is the other phone that the company plans on selling this year. While it seems possible that this makes up the remainder of the sales goal, we don’t know if Samsung has any other devices up its sleeve.
Samsung showed off some exciting foldable display technology at Display Week a few days ago, and one of the devices that it showcased is a folding tablet. There’s no word on whether we’ll see this device this year, or at all, for that matter. If it does launch, this will make Samsung the king of the foldable.
The Galaxy Flip 3 looks like it will be a killer device
We’re getting closer to the official unveiling of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. There will undoubtedly be some improvements to the durability of the device. Dust and other particles making it under the display are still a major issue for foldable phones.
It’s rumored to have S Pen support, which is always a plus. This should help fill the gap left by the Galaxy Note series. Other rumors point to a small external display that will display your notifications and messages. Along with the display, it appears that there will be a set of two cameras. This will be for those who want to get their selfies just right.
One large rumor is that it will come in at a price of $999. This will undercut all of the foldable phones that are available today.
Foldable phones have come a long way
Foldable phone technology has matured a lot since the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X launched back in 2019. They seemed interesting, but people were asking questions about their durability. They received their answers in the form of displays dying left and right.
Samsung’s displays were being ruined by particles that would get stuck under the display. The Mate X’s displays were getting scratched and marked up from being an outward folding device. This made a lot of potential users turn away from folding phones.
This, however, didn’t stop manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, and Xiaomi from pushing the technology forward.