According to the Korean sources of The Elec, Samsung will begin manufacturing flexible OLED displays for Google, Vivo and Xiaomi customers in October: for the end of the year are therefore several news in the field of folding smartphones.
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Foldables seem to be the workhorse of major brands for 2022, after early pioneers, such as Samsung and Huawei, led the way, not without youth problems.
A foldable future for everyone, starting with Google
According to the source, Google has its own in the works Pixel Fold, with a 7.6-inch foldable display. The model under development by the technicians of Vivo it should have a 8-inch foldable main display, accompanied by a 6.5 “external display, this time of Chinese production and in charge of the giant of the sector BOE.
In the case of Xiaomi it would not be the first foldable, after the launch of the Mi MIX Fold, which has one 8-inch foldable internal screen and a 6.52-inch external one. For the new model it seems that the internal flexible OLED display from Samsung is associated with an external display provided by CSOT, a company that belongs to TCL.
Always according to the sources, Oppo, on the other hand, would have postponed its debut in the foldable market to 2022, although it has already shown its prototype smartphone with flexible screen Oppo X 2021 some time ago.
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Also Samsung it seems interested in introducing novelties in the foldable sector to the market and they are expected two models by the end of the year, with expected sales in the order of 6-7 million pieces.
Of course the landscape could change dramatically though Apple decided to officially get on the foldable producers’ bandwagon.