Due to the gaining popularity of COVID-19, the global smartphone market is in trouble (and not only the smartphone market). The Samsung Galaxy S20 sales were lower than originally expected. And due to the plummeting demand for smartphones, Samsung has cut some orders by half. However, sales of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip throughout March were good. This indicates that the market for folding screen smartphone products is heating up.
Recently, SamMobile reported that in March alone, Samsung sold 230,000 Galaxy Z Flip phones worldwide, with a year-on-year increase in sales of 56.1%. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Mirror Gold released later in certain markets also helped in promoting sales.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip may be the best performing product for folding-screen phones. It proves that folding screen display technology is ready for the public, especially considering that users complain less about its durability.
In February this year, Samsung released its folding-screen phone, namely the Galaxy Z Flip. The latter uses an Infinity Flex display and Samsung’s unique bendable ultra-thin glass (UTG). Also, this amazing handset sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. But it does not support 5G.
According to reports, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Flip 5G version later this year. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be equipped with 256GB of storage space. And there are currently no 512GB and 128GB versions under development.
We’re expecting the internal hardware will remain unchanged with an exception of 5G connectivity. As a reminder, the Z Flip is equipped with a 6.7-inch primary display and a 1.1-inch cover display. Inside, the phone runs on Snapdragon 855+ chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 memory. In terms of optics, we’re looking at a dual rear camera module with two 12MP sensors (one wide and the other being ultra-wide).