The next two Samsung-branded folding smartphones are officially expected sometime in the summer, in August, and are expected to be announced at an Unpacked event. South Korean media The Elec understands that Samsung Electronics has started mass production of core components for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4.
If the schedule is respected, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will be formalized during a new Unpacked session organized by Samsung in early August. Until then, everything must be done to ensure that the smartphones are deliverable. The media The Elec has just published a report according to which according to several industry sources, the giant Samsung Electronics has started mass production of the components that will be integrated into these new generation folding smartphones. The firm should then continue, in June, with the mass production of the devices themselves.
More Galaxy Z Flip4 produced than Galaxy Z Fold4
Also according to The Elec, Samsung plans to produce more than 10 million foldable units which will be divided between the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 models by the end of 2022. 70% of them could be Flip4, clamshell models while 30% would be Fold4, opening like a book. These would only be estimates, because the actual production will not be known before July, following the rate of the first units produced during June, the month during which the devices must be assembled and finalized. For comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip3 accounted for 65% of Samsung’s folding mobile production in 2021 compared to 35% for the Galaxy Z Fold3.
For its part, the Samsung Display screen division is expected to increase its manufacturing capacity for foldable panel modules from 7 production lines to 10 in its Vietnamese factory with a target of 2 million screens produced per month against 1.4 to 1.5 million units produced previously.
Finally, note that, still according to The Elec, Samsung would cut back on its margins which would amount to 15% against 20% on current models in order to keep prices within reasonable limits and within the reach of people interested in these smartphones. folding.