Ahead of the release of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in the second half of the year
8.7 million panels to ship next month It is reported that Samsung Electronics has begun preparations for the release of the 4th generation foldable phone series scheduled to be released in the second half of this year. The shipment target of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which is scheduled to be released, is expected to be at least 3.6 million more than the previous Galaxy Z Flip 3. Attention is focused on whether Samsung Electronics, which suffered from the Galaxy S22 series gaming optimization service crisis, will succeed in reversing the atmosphere with the release of foldable phones in the second half of the year.
On the 16th, Ross Young, CEO of DSCC, a global display market research company, said through an official Twitter account on the 16th, “Samsung Display is expected to ship Galaxy Z Flip 4 panels next month.” It seems to be,” he predicted. This is an increase of 3.6 million units from the Galaxy Z Flip 3 panel shipments in the same period last year. The shipment of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to begin in April, similar to last year.
As news of the shipment of the new Z-series 4th-generation panel is delivered, attention is focused on whether Samsung Electronics will be able to widen the foldable super gap. After the Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Middot; Flip 3 hit the popularization of foldable phones last year, Chinese companies have launched a large number of foldable phones, and it is expected that US companies such as Google & Apple will participate in the war in the future.
According to Canalys, a global market research company, the global foldable phone market is expected to record more than 14 million units this year and more than 30 million units in 2024.
In addition, as the Galaxy S22 series, a new flagship smartphone this year, faltered due to the GOS controversy, it is evaluated that the completion and success of the foldable phone have become more important. With the observation that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 panel shipment will be close to 9 million units, if the Galaxy Z Fold 4 sales are also added, it is possible to achieve 10 million sales of Samsung Electronics Z series 4th generation. So far, no lineup has recorded 10 million foldable phone sales.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Flip 3 recorded more than five times the sales of its predecessor last year. This years sequel is expected to be applied with △ Galaxy Z Fold 4 S Pen built-in & middot; ultra-thin tempered glass upgrade △ Galaxy Z Flip 4 external display extension. In addition, attention is also focused on whether Samsung Electronics will introduce new form factor innovations other than the fold & middot; flip type.