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Young’s tweet on Xiaomi launching three foldable smartphones in 2021
According to a tweet by Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Xiaomi may launch three foldable smartphones in 2021. Xiaomi has been previously linked to have a foldable smartphone in working process. Other players like Oppo and Samsung aside Xiaomi are expected to be working on a foldable smartphone as well.
According to the tweet by Young, the next foldable smartphone “to hit the market” will likely be from Xiaomi. He said that by 2021, Xiaomi is expected to have three foldable smartphones in the market. And that they could be launched in three design types: out-folding, in-folding, and clamshell. He however failed to mention which model will be launched first. A report claimed that Xiaomi has placed an order with Samsung Display and LG Display for foldable OLED panels for a clamshell-type phone earlier this year.
So the next foldable to hit the market will likely be from Xiaomi who is expected to have 3 foldables in the market in 2021. They will actually have all 3 types. The first will be outfolding, the second will be in-folding and the third will be clamshell.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) December 24, 2020
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Young’s tweet on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 In 2021
In another tweet, Young suggested that Samsung could launch the rumoured Galaxy Z Fold 3 (not final name). He also said that it will come with a smaller displays than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Young also claimed that the foldable smartphone’s main display will shrink from 7.59-inch to 7.55-inch. The cover display will be 6.21 inches long, compared to Galaxy Z Fold 2’s 6.23-inch screen. This is because Samsung wants “more space for S Pen.”
My Xmas leaks – Galaxy Fold 3 – main display shrinks from 7.59″ to 7.55″. Cover display goes from 6.23″ to 6.21″. Need more space for S Pen.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) December 24, 2020
Galaxy Z Flip 3/Flip Lite – grows slightly from 6.67″ to 6.70″. 120Hz and LTPO on the Z Flip 3.
Young Further explained that the alleged Galaxy Z Flip 3/ Flip Lite will have a 6.7-inch display. Also that the South Korean tech giant will incorporate 120Hz refresh rate. A low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPO) technology will also be incorporate on the phone. In fact, a recent report claimed that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Flip 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Fold Lite foldable smartphones in 2021.
Citing OLED research firm UBI Research, the report predicted that the Galaxy Z Flip 2 will have a 6.7-inch internal screen and a 3-inch external screen, Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a 7-inch range internal screen and a 4-inch range external screen, and the Galaxy Z Fold Lite will also have a 7-inch range internal screen and a 4-inch range external screen. The report also claimed that all three foldable Samsung models would use ultra-thin glass as cover windows and use the in-folding method for the design.