Samsung will launch the third generation of folding smartphones this year. The leader is the high-end Galaxy Z Fold 3. According to a list of detailed information leaked to the Internet, “it will be the closest to the original concept of Samsung’s foldable device.” Someone argued: “The older model is not a complete product, so the 2021 device can be called Fold 1”. The smartphone is developed under the strictest conditions of confidentiality and all employees are closely supervised. The only thing the source can be sure of is that compared to the Z Fold 2, its weight has been reduced and “has a significant impact on Samsung’s hardware design” no matter what that means.
SAMSUNG AIMS TO IMPRESS WITH THE NEXT GALAXY Z FOLD AND Z FLIP
Last year’s flagship store was equipped with a 6.2-inch screen, but its successor product may be equipped with a 5.4-inch Super AMOLED panel. Compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, its ultra-slim aspect ratio (25: 9) and resolution (2260 x 816) remain unchanged.
The source has not ignored the young flip, the Flip 1; It will maintain the design concept of its predecessor and will be equipped with dual cameras to reduce weight and increase prices. As before, the device is available in a luxury version (we are probably talking about the Thom Browne Edition). Finally, the author of the leak hinted at why Samsung has no plans to launch a foldable tablet. They can be replaced by accidental devices in the “more stuff” category. Obviously, in the second half of the year, we are waiting for the truly revolutionary novelty from Korean brands, and we are waiting!
SAMSUNG REGAINS LEADERSHIP IN THE SMARTPHONE MARKET
Strategy Analytics released statistics on the global smartphone market in February. South Korean giant Samsung was able to regain its status, pushing Apple into second place.
Samsung’s device shipments last month were estimated to be approximately 24 million units, representing 23.1% of total shipments. In contrast: in January, Samsung’s share was just 15.6%. At the end of January, Apple ranked second with a 25.4% lead. The result is approximately 22.2%.
Apple sold around 23 million iPhones in February, and China’s Xiaomi came in third, successfully taking 11.5% of the world market. They were followed by Vivo and Oppo, with 10.6% and 8.5% respectively. The company’s smartphone business has suffered huge losses due to US sanctions, but the company has yet to break into the top five.
It’s unclear who will become the global smartphone market leader by the end of this quarter. Samsung and Apple claim to be number one, and the competition between the two has intensified.