Samsung is the brand that sells the most folding smartphones worldwide.
Being the first to enter the foldable market is giving Samsung a certain advantage in this segment of the market. And not a small one. As confirmed by analysts TrendForce in his latest report, Samsung shipped 82% of all foldables sold throughout the past year 2022. Or what is the same: four out of five foldable mobiles sold last year were from Samsung.
And everything seems to indicate that the figures will be even better in 2023. Maybe not in terms of market share, but in terms of number of units soldsince it is expected that throughout the year about 18 million units are shipped of folding devices around the world. 44% more than last year**.
Samsung dominated the foldable market in 2022
Analysts expect that, throughout 2023, sales of folding smartphones increase by 44% compared to last year. Of the 12.8 million units sold in 2022of which 82% were Samsung Galaxy Z series models, we will pass to more than 18 million foldables shipped throughout the planet.
Part of the great success of Samsung’s foldables in the global market is due, among other things, to the decision of firms such as OPPO, Xiaomi or Honor to do not sell your devices with folding screen in markets beyond China. However, several firms of Chinese origin have confirmed their plans to launch new folding models in the global market this year.
Samsung, for its part, plans to continue to improve your family of Galaxy Z devices Through changes like use of a new type of “drop-shaped” hingewhich would debut alongside the future Galaxy Z Fold 5, and would reduce the visibility of the central “wrinkle” present in the inner screen. Other brands, such as OPPO and Honor have already adopted this same technology in their latest models of the Find N and Magic V series respectively.