Samsung leads the folding screen smartphone market. It has two representatives here – the regular Galaxy Z Fold series and the clamshell Galaxy Z Flip series. In a month or less, the company will uncover the fourth generations of these two lineups. But if previously, there have been only a few players in the niche, now, with every new day, the number of manufacturers that design and produce foldables is increasing. We guess this is the main reason why the South Korean manufacturer has decided to lower the shipment target for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 that is scheduled for the next year.
The current Galaxy Z Fold4 and the Galaxy Z Flip4 have a target of 15 million. So it turns out Samsung is going to manufacture and sell even fewer Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 smartphones.
The Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 will come in the second half of next year. They are expected to ship 10 million units. Among them, the Z Fold5 is targeted to ship 2 million units, while the Z Flip 5 is targeted to ship 8 million units.
Apart from this, there are various rumors concerning the Galaxy Z Fold5. For instance, it will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (codenamed SM8550) chip. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the next-generation chip that Qualcomm expects to launch at the end of the year. Based on TSMC’s 4nm process, the energy efficiency ratio should be better than that of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
In terms of photography, the Galaxy Z Fold5 will have three rear cameras. They will include Samsung’s ISOCELL GN3 sensor as well as a 12-megapixel front camera. The GN3 is a 50-megapixel image sensor with a 1/1.57-inch size. It is a lot higher than the 12-megapixel of the previous generation.
Interestingly, folding screen smartphones still show high growth potential compared to the entire smartphone market. According to market research firm Canalys, from 2019 to 2024, the folding screen mobile phone market will grow at an annual growth rate of 122%.