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Samsung betting big on foldables, reportedly increases Fold 4 and Flip 4 display orders by 60%

By Roland Udvarlaki March 16, 2022, 9:31 am
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 Source: Pocketnow

Samsung is expected to unveil the next generation of foldable smartphones in August, alongside the new Galaxy Watch 5. While we are still a few months away from the unveiling, we heard reports that Samsung might include an S Pen slot on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and that it might rebrand and upgrade the UTG glass. A new report claims that Samsung may also increase the display panel shipments for the Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 by around 60%.

Ross Young, the CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) posted a tweet, claiming that Samsung Display is expected to begin panel shipments for the next generation of Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip devices next month. The panel shipments are expected to be much larger this year, and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is expected to have around 8.7 million panels made in 2022, compared to the 5.1 million shipping for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in 2021.

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The increase in shipments suggests that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was a popular device. The affordable price tag of $999 indeed helped Samsung establish itself as one of the best and most affordable foldable smartphone makers on the market. It’s unclear how many displays might ship for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but we expect an increase.

In February, we posted a report claiming that yearly shipments for foldable smartphones could reach 30 million devices in 2024, and judging by the display shipments expected for this year alone from Samsung, companies, and analysts might be on the right track as the devices become more affordable, sturdier and even better. In recent weeks, we’ve also seen concept images of the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4, which shows a similar form factor with an embedded S Pen slot on the bottom.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G is the latest foldable flagship from Samsung. It has an IPX8 certificate, supports the S Pen, and comes with the powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset.

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Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the phone to get if you've been itching to try out the folding form factor without breaking the bank.

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