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10 million foldable phones are expected to be shipped next year

via:新浪科技     time:2021/12/26 14:03:52     readed:204

Original title: Foldable mobile phone shipments are expected to reach tens of millions next year

Reporter of our Newspaper & NBSP; Jia & have spent li

Next year, domestic mobile phones in the foldable mobile phone market for a round of attack.

Huawei has unveiled its first phone with a vertical screen, and Honor has announced plans to launch its own next month.

"Vivo, OnePlus and Meizu are also planning to launch related products next year," sources told Securities Daily. Currently, these phone manufacturers have applied for patents related to folding screens.

Already established huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, Lenovo and other manufacturers have deepened their layout this year, and peripheral manufacturers are also gearing up.

  Nearly 20 million units are expected to be shipped next year

It is widely predicted that the global shipments of foldable mobile phones will achieve scale growth next year, and the industry may face an inflection point.

The foldable phone market is small but growing fast, according to research firm DSCC. It shipped 2.6m units globally in the third quarter, up 480% from a year earlier. Samsung has 93 percent and Huawei 6 percent. In the same period, 340m smartphones were sold worldwide.

"Foldable smartphones will reach nearly 20 million next year." trategy  Vil-petteri & NBSP, Associate Director of emerging terminal technology services at Analytics; Ukonaho said.

"With the maturity of technology and supply chain, domestic enterprises have laid out the folding screen market. Due to economies of scale in the industrial chain, foldable mobile phones will be in more diverse forms, and the original high terminal price will gradually decline, resulting in faster volume of foldable mobile phone market." Nail technology founder Major General Ding told securities Daily reporters.

Part-time lecturer at macau university of science and technology, artificial intelligence, expert wei-qiang deng "securities journal" reporter interview said, "next year, the domestic mobile phone brands such as huawei, OPPO, glory will speed up product iterations, folding screen in the middle of the crease, screen size, the lens, such as price, mobile power supply as a selling point, accelerate the market popularity."

"Globally, the large-scale entry of domestic mobile phone manufacturers in the global foldable mobile phone market will threaten Samsung, which previously occupied the majority of the market share. In the domestic market, domestic companies rely more on technological breakthroughs in the upstream industry chain in terms of hardware such as flexible screens and hinges, but in terms of software system adaptation and application scenario mining, domestic mobile phone brands have more competitive advantages." Major General Ding said.

Jiang Han, a senior researcher at Pangu Think Tank, said, "The biggest advantages of domestic mobile phones are low price, high cost performance and the ability to quickly distribute products. Once the large-scale layout of domestic mobile phone folding mobile phone market, it will quickly bring the acceleration of market competition and the evolution of the pattern. "But there is still some way to go before the foldable phone industry really takes off."

  Market scale development also needs to cross four hurdles

While the foldable phone industry is on the rise, there are still four hurdles for companies to overcome before they can achieve mass adoption.

First of all, from the price point of view, the price of foldable phones is generally high. Currently, the mainstream foldable phones in the Chinese market are huawei, Samsung, OPPO and other brands, with official prices ranging from 7,699 yuan to 17,000 yuan, which is unacceptable to many consumers.

The cost of maintaining foldable phones is also staggering. It is understood that. Find  N The maintenance cost of the main screen alone is as high as 4800 yuan, and the 12G configuration phone motherboard is 3500 yuan, equivalent to the price of a common mobile phone. In contrast, huawei and Samsung have higher repair prices.

"Due to factors such as rising raw material prices, shortage of parts and components, and insufficient scale, the cost of folding screens is still too high. Even if the scale of foldable phone reaches tens of millions, it is still a "minority" compared with the global size of hundreds of millions of smartphones. Handset makers also need to further reduce costs through technological innovation." "Said Zhou Xibing, a researcher at the Research Center for Soft Power of Local Chinese enterprises.

In addition, the screen crease is obvious, the display is not complete, consumers make jokes everywhere, folding screen mobile phone market acceptance is not high.

In terms of technology, due to the complexity of the process, flexible technology, hinge design and assembly are highly required for foldable mobile phones. In addition to flexible screen technology yield to be improved, the current industrial chain enterprises still need to work on the core CPU.

Finally, ecology. So far, Samsung and Huawei have not built a mature ecosystem around foldable phones, and there are still few foldable App developers.

Deng weiqiang said, "The incentive and willingness of mobile ecosystem developers are not high, and how to make a breakthrough in the market are all the breakthroughs that domestic enterprises need to consider in the future."

Although there are many problems and difficulties, domestic mobile phone enterprises are still constantly overcoming difficulties. It is understood that huawei's engineering team alone has been developing the hinge of the folding screen for three years, with more than 100 structural parts. It remains to be seen how big a splash a foldable phone will make.

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