Huawei is going to release three foldable smartphones at once in the second half of the year
According to the Taiwanese resource DigiTimes, Huawei, which released its third smartphone with a foldable screen in February, the Mate X2, intends further to develop the promising market for these high-budget devices and is preparing to release as many as three new foldable devices in the second half of 2021.
According to industry sources, this time around, the Chinese manufacturer is likely to target the more mainstream segment to stimulate demand for foldable smartphones. However, the price of the Mate X2, a little less than $ 3000, did not prevent buyers from booking 2.3 million of these smartphones even before the start of sales.
Other smartphone makers, including Samsung and ASUS, are expected to follow Huawei’s lead and release their new foldable models in the second half of the year. Hopefully, they will become much more accessible than the first experimental solutions.
Digitimes Research estimates that global shipments of foldable smartphones will reach 7 million units in 2021 due to the introduction of new models, reflecting significant market growth against the background of 2.8 million devices shipped a year earlier. The proliferation of foldable smartphones will also boost global shipments of foldable AMOLED panels for smartphones to 12 million units this year, up from 4.4 million shipped a year earlier.