Smartphone companies are looking to offer products with different designs. From large tablets that can be turned into smartphones to book-like devices with two screens; The last three years have seen the introduction of products with different designs and in most cases non-functional. Leading companies try to use the maximum capacities of flexible displays and offer practical and attractive products.
Of all the companies involved in the production of collapsible devices, Samsung is the most active and successful. Of the 2.8 million foldable smartphones sold in 2020, Koreans accounted for 73 percent, according to a new report from CounterPoint.
Since Motorola and Huawei are the only other companies to launch foldable devices in 2020, Samsung’s dominance in this area is not surprising. The Koreans sold nearly 2 million clamshell phones in 2020, a significant improvement over the sales of 500,000 Galaxy Folds in 2019.
In 2020, the Korean company succeeded in launching products such as Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip model 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 2, and it is expected that in 2021, the supply of new products from the Galaxy Z series will continue. Some sources even believe that it is possible to merge the two series of Galaxy Note and Galaxy Z; However, the leading South Korean media say that the merger of the two series has been postponed to 2022.
While the Galaxy Z Flip was far better than the Motorola Razer in terms of design and hardware capabilities; But Samsung’s winner was the Galaxy Z Fold 2. In fact, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was able to be among the best Android smartphones of 2020.
The lack of serious competitors was one of the reasons for Samsung to dominate the clamshell market in 2020; But with the entry of companies such as Xiaomi, Oppo and even Apple into the clamshell market in 2021, it is expected to change the situation for the Korean company. In recent weeks, there have been reports confirming the existence of a clamshell iPhone; But it is unclear whether Apple is ready to enter the clamshell market or whether it will postpone the release of a model of iPhone with a clamshell display until 2022.