Folding screen mobile phones have been available for more than two years, and the surprises they once brought are still vivid. Following these surprises, we stepped closer to the promised future of folding screen phones.
It takes two years to realize something from nothing, so how long does it take to go from “Yes” to “I Have”? From a subjective and objective perspective, the subjective factor here is the fullness of our wallet, and the objective factor is the quantity, quality, and price of folding screen phones.
If you want to taste the refreshing opening and closing of a folding screen phone, and frown at its high price, we have good news-the cheapest folding screen smartphone so far is in sight. However, this phone does not come from domestic manufacturers such as Xiaomi , Huawei or OPPO, vivo, but Samsung.
The cheapest folding screen phone?
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, two folding screen phones are expected to be released on August 11, and they will be more expensive than their predecessors. How much cheaper will it be? According to the latest news from foreign media, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to be priced at 1.9 million-199.9 million won, equivalent to about 10733-11292 yuan; Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to be priced at 1.2 million won, equivalent to about 6,779 yuan.
Of course, this cannot be the price of Bank Negara. Let’s do the math. Compared with the previous model, the price of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is reduced by 17%, and the price of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is reduced by 27%. Based on this calculation, the starting price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 National Bank is expected to reach the price of 14,999 yuan , and the starting price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 National Bank is expected to reach the price of 8999 yuan .
Regardless of the price reduction of the old model, around 9,000 yuan, it should be the lowest initial price of a domestic folding screen mobile phone so far. Compared to Xiaomi MIX FOLD, Rouyu FlexPai, Motorola Razr 5G, etc., the initial price is lower. Samsung has mature technology and updated hardware configuration. Compared with the old competing models after the price reduction, Samsung is also fully competitive.
No increase in price
Although the price has shrunk, the configuration of these two new machines continues to add material. Based on previous revelations, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 adopts the form of a clamshell folding screen, is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 series processors, has 8GB of memory, 256GB/512GB of storage space, and a built-in 3300mAh battery.
The form of the clamshell folding screen
In terms of screen, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to be equipped with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, Infinity-O center punch design, and support 120Hz high refresh rate.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 National Bank version has been launched in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It is expected to be equipped with a Snapdragon 888 processor, with a flip folding screen design, equipped with a 6.2-inch external screen and a 7.5-inch internal folding screen. Both screens support high refresh rates. The certified battery capacity standard value of this machine is 4500mAh, and it is reported that its actual rated battery capacity will be slightly smaller.
Equipped with 6.2-inch external screen and 7.5-inch internal folding screen
It is reported that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be equipped with under-screen proactive, which has been verified in the renderings exposed by the evangelist Evan Blass . However, the under-screen front camera of the machine seems to be used only on the inner screen, and its outer screen still uses the Infinity-O perforated front camera display.
Slowly unfolding future
More than two years have passed since the introduction of folding screen smartphones. With the reduction of cost and the maturity of technology, folding screen mobile phones are no longer as weak as they were when they first saw it, and people’s acceptance of this new form is also increasing day by day.
Samsung Galaxy Fold chanted “The future unfolds” (The future unfolds), is coming?
The answer seems to be chaotic. According to the data, the shipment of folding screen mobile phones in 2019 is less than one million units, which is insignificant compared to the total amount of 1.37 billion smart phones.
But at the same time, this segment of the market is expanding rapidly. DSCC, a display supply chain consulting company, predicts that the shipments of folding screen mobile phones in 2020 will be 2.2 million units, which is several times higher than that in 2019; Folding screen mobile phone shipments will surge, exceeding the total for the whole year of 2020 and the first half of 2021.
Data source: DSCC
DSCC’s optimism mainly comes from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 folding screen mobile phones. In addition, DSCC also estimates that in the fourth quarter of this year , at least 8 brands will bring 12 smartphones with folding screens or scrolling screens . Huawei and Xiaomi have made their swords in the first half of this year, and manufacturers such as OPPO, vivo, and Google have also gained momentum.
Folding screen, flying into the homes of ordinary people?
At the beginning of this year, Xiaomi released the Mi MIX FOLD, bringing ancestral skills to the field of folding screen mobile phones, and in one step, the price of folding screen mobile phones was achieved within 10,000 yuan.
And next month, Samsung will bring cheaper new phones, giving us more “expanded” capital. Perhaps, folding screen mobile phones will soon fly into the homes of ordinary people ?
According to the market research company Counterpoint, this day is still a little far away. Even if the fold-screen mobile phone does not stop its brutal growth, it is estimated that it will only account for 1.2% of the overall smartphone market in 2022. Samsung has more than 80% of this market, and firmly controls the right to speak.
The biggest obstacle to the growth of folding screen phones is price. To break through this obstacle, major manufacturers must work hard to polish production technology, reduce costs, and improve the reliability of mobile phones. As a result, more manufacturers enter the game, more new phones are released, and the price of folding screen mobile phones can gradually be reduced, which becomes the choice considered by more people when buying new phones.
The future predicted by the pioneers of folding screens is slowly unfolding.
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