Previous leaks show that many manufacturers will launch folding screen smartphones this year. New phones released in the first half of the year include the Huawei Mate X2 and the Xiaomi MIX FOLD. So we are waiting for these and other major smartphone makers to introduce their models in the second half of the year.
A Weibo tipster revealed today that from the perspective of the supply chain, Samsung, Google, OPPO, Xiaomi, and VIVO will all launch their own new folding screen smartphones.
Folding Screen Smartphones Coming In The Second Half Of 2021
In this sense, Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold 3 will be the world’s first under-screen camera folding screen smartphone and it will use Samsung’s latest solution.
Google’s new phone will adopt an in-folding solution and comes with Samsung’s 7.6-inch screen.
Xiaomi’s new folding screen (or Xiaomi MIX Fold 2) should come in the fourth quarter of this year. The machine adopts Visionox’s solution for the external screen and Samsung’s solution for the internal screen. It has the opportunity to carry the 120Hz high refresh screen for the first time. (It is worth mentioning that previously Korean media stated that China Star Optoelectronics will manufacture a secondary screen for it.)
The new VIVO folding screen smartphone is similar to other models on the market. It ought to come in Q4. The external screen is from BOE, and the internal screen is Samsung’s 8-inch flexible screen.
OPPO folding screen phones may use displays supplier by Samsung, BOE and Visionox. OPPO’s folding screen focuses on portability and practicality. After the screen is opened, it is only 7.1 inches in size. It will hit the market in 2022.
The Huawei Mate X3 has been unable to purchase Samsung folding screens, and it can only use BOE’s folding screens. It should debut in 2022. Under the hood, the phone should continue to use Kirin 9000 SoC.
It was previously reported that Samsung Display will supply folding screens to other manufacturers from the second half of the year, which represents the first takeaway of foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels using UTG.