Collapsible is ready for a big wave in the coming months, as more devices are about to hit the market. Most notable in that group is Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3, but when rumors heat up, we also hear more about the Google Pixel foldable, which will reportedly adopt a 120Hz screen.
Starting with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, tipster Ice Universe posted on Twitter this week that Samsung has apparently prioritized this device on folding technology over other parts of the device, such as the camera. Apparently, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 will have the “strongest folding screen technology.” However, it is unclear whether this refers to how advanced the technology is or how durable the screen is.
Pushing towards the former, Ice says that the improved technology comes from two aspects. First, a selfie camera under the panel, which has been rumored for quite some time. Furthermore, “Ultra-Thin Glass 2.0”
Another interesting detail in the collapsible market today comes from display analyst Ross Young. On Twitter, he says that Samsung Display will make collapsible panels for six different devices in 2021. This of course includes the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Fold 3, which come in at 6.7 and 7.55 inches respectively. These figures have been previously reported.
What is remarkable here is the first mention of a specification for the upcoming Google Pixel folding screen, which according to this rumor will be a 7.57-inch LPTO panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. While the size has been known based on previous leaks, this is the first time 120Hz is mentioned, which is remarkable given that Google has not yet brought a 120Hz screen to market in its Pixel series. Young’s tweet also mentions that Oppo will use a 7.11-inch panel with the same refresh rate and technology with Vivo at 8.2-inches and Xiaomi at 8.1-inches.
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