DSCC recently released a report on foldable and rollable displays


Samsung Electronics' recently announced Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to sell the most among foldable phones this year .


Display Supply Chain Consultants ( DSCC ) , a market research company specializing in displays , recently released a report on foldable and rollable displays . time) reported.

Foldable phone sales in the third quarter increased 480% year-on-year to 2.6 million units


Galaxy Z Flip 3. ( Photo : Zidnet Korea )

According to the DSCC report, foldable smartphone sales in the second quarter of this year hit a record high of 819,000 units. These results increased by 147% on a quarterly basis, but only 0.3% from the previous year.

However, foldable phone sales in the third quarter of 2021, which ends this month, are expected to reach a total of 2.6 million units, an increase of about 480% compared to the previous year, and sales in the fourth quarter are expected to reach 3.8 million units. is.

Google, Ana, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, etc. are planning to introduce the next "foldable phone" from the fourth quarter of this year to the first quarter of next year, and the growth momentum of foldable phones is expected to continue. be seen. In addition, due to the global shortage of semiconductor chips, smartphone makers are expected to focus on the release of high-end smartphones including foldable phones, which is expected to accelerate the growth of foldable phones.


DSCC expects to sell 51 million foldable phones in 2026 . (Material = DSCC )

DSCC expects shipments of foldable devices to total 7.5 million units next year, up 232% from this year, driven by increased demand and lower prices. This is a 35% increase from initial estimates. In 2022, DSCC estimated that sales of foldable devices would increase by about 20% to 15.9 million units. The company expects to ship 51 million foldable phones by 2026.

■ “ Galaxy Z Flip 3 becomes the best- selling foldable phone of the year”

Ross Young, CEO of DSCC, said, "Such enormous growth is fueled by Samsung Electronics launching the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with an aggressive price tag of $999 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with a wide range of features. result,” he said.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 ( Photo = Seanet )

DSCC announced that "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be the best-selling foldable phone this year ." This year, Samsung will lead the foldable smartphone market with an estimated 85% share , followed by Huawei ( 10% ).


DSCC expects Samsung's foldable display market share to grow further from 83.5% last year to 83.9% this year .

Reporter Lee Jonghyun ( jh7253@zdnet.co.kr )