South Korean electronics giant Samsung is a leader in the foldable smartphone segment. The company is working on a plan to introduce four folding handsets in 2021. All these devices will be equipped with 5G support. The company is mulling to release two models of Galaxy Z Fold 3. The remaining two models will be of Galaxy Z Flip 2. The new foldable smartphones could hit the shelves in the second half of 2021. This means that Samsung will not launch these devices along with the Galaxy S21 series. The company has hinted that the Galaxy S21 will be unveiled in January next year. The series will come with an upgrade in the ultra-wide sensor department among others.
Samsung launched Galaxy Z Fold 2 in September 2020. It is a foldable device. It comes with a 6.2-inch cover screen. When unfolded, the device sports a 7.6-inch screen. It is the third smartphone in the foldable segment by Samsung. The two other are Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. While Galaxy Fold was initially released in September 2019, Galaxy Z Flip was unveiled in February 2020. The development comes close on the heels of Samsung securing a patent for a clamshell foldable smartphone. The patent is similar to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G. The upcoming devices are expected to come with a redesigned hinge and a larger cover display.
Notably, the three foldable Samsung devices have a cut-out on the front display. As per the patent, the new handsets will have a zero-gap hinge. The zero-gap hinge will allow closing with both sides perfectly flush. The new design will protect the main display. Meanwhile, Samsung has claimed the number one spot in the global foldable smartphone market in 2020. It is increasing its emphasis on foldable for the last one year. The company’s announcement to launch new foldable devices will only solidify its status in the foldable segment. Samsung is projected to capture nearly 88 percent share in this year’s foldable smartphone market. Also, Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 2 are expected to be the two best-selling foldable devices in 2020.