Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Huawei will launch a foldable cellphone which is expected to be released in the first half of next year. According to tipster Revegnus di
This cheap folding cellphone is expected to be part of Huawei’s P Pocket line. Last year, Huawei launched the Pocket S, its first entry-level flip phone and a smaller version of the P50 Pocket.
Quote Cnetthis time Huawei provides the same design language as its more expensive sibling, namely the prominent feature of two large circles on the cover panel.
One circle functions as a camera protrusion, while the other circle acts as a round screen cover measuring 1.04 inches. Both phones were only released in China.
While more and more flip phones and book-style phones are being released commercially by other manufacturers such as Samsung and Oppo, foldable phones still make up a small portion of the vast total smartphone market.
However, industry research companies predict that the foldable cellphone market will grow. IDC estimates that worldwide shipments of foldable phones will reach 21.4 million units in 2023.
This figure represents an increase of more than 50% compared to the 14.2 million units shipped in 2022. By 2027, according to IDC, foldable phones will account for 3.5% of total foldable phone sales. market share, which means more than 48 million shipments.
According to Revegnus, Samsung seems to be working on a similar phone. In August, the tipster tweeted about rumors regarding ongoing testing for the launch of a cheaper Galaxy Z FE (lite model), after the Fold/Flip 6.
This October, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE at a price of IDR 9 million. This phone includes many of the same features as the Galaxy S23, but makes some adjustments that make it cheaper.
According to the predicted launch schedule, Huawei’s new flip phone could be introduced at the same time as the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, which are expected to be launched in August next year.
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