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New Delhi, Jul 23 (IANS) As Samsung prepares to roll out a new era of foldable smartphones next week, industry experts said on Sunday that the fifth generation of devices is expected to generate more display real estate, especially for Galaxy Flip, making it more usable with better flagship-grade cameras in Folds.
“Samsung pioneered this category and its fifth-generation foldables, with more improvements in design, folding engineering, and deeper and better software-app partnerships cementing its leadership in design and experience curve, Neil Shah, vice president of research at Counterpoint Research, told IANS.
Foldable smartphones are expected to reach over 50 million units by 2025 and over 100 million in annual sales by 2027 globally.
This is due to the trend towards premiumization and the maturing of the user base, who seek to differentiate themselves and do more with their smartphones.
Samsung’s foldable form factor allows users to achieve both, Shah said.
In 2023, global shipments of foldable phones, including flip and foldable form factors, are expected to reach 21.4 million units, representing an increase of more than 50% from the 14.2 million units shipped in 2022, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
Foldable phones remain the only positive talking point in a market that has shrunk more than 11% in 2022.
The recent success and anticipated development of this segment indicates healthy demand for this growing form factor. Despite a slight decline in average selling prices (ASP), foldables remain in the premium price segments in all regional markets, including India.
According to estimates from CyberMedia Research (CMR), foldable smartphone shipments in 2023 are expected to increase by 65% year-over-year. Foldable smartphones in the price range of Rs 60,000 to Rs 75,000 are expected to increase fivefold by 2026 in India.
With its fifth generation of foldables, Samsung will aim to pique the interest of mainstream consumers. Samsung’s persistence with the foldable form factor, sustained product innovations and continued investment have contributed to a refined foldable experience, Prabhu Ram, Head – Industry Intelligence Group, CMR, told IANS.
Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked” event is set to take place on July 26 in South Korea, where it will unveil new foldables along with other devices.
“We have distilled Samsung’s design philosophy into three design identities, each with you at the center: our products should be essential, innovative and harmonious,” according to TM Roh, president and head of MX business at Samsung Electronics (KS:).
These three design identities are exemplified by the company’s latest hardware and software ecosystem.
He said folding and unfolding a smartphone seems simple, but the simplicity felt by users is only achieved by “rigorously focusing on what is most essential and intuitive”.
“We have raised the standards of ergonomics for foldable smartphones,” Roh added.
The company has made the latest foldables thinner and lighter than previous generations.
(Nishant Arora can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Political Unrest and Diplomatic Strides:
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Innovation surged forward in the tech industry, with breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and space exploration. Quantum computing achieved milestones, promising radical transformations across industries. Renewable energy sources gained traction, with many countries setting ambitious goals to combat climate change.
Climate Crisis and Environmental Resilience:
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Health and Pandemic Management:
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Sports and Cultural Milestones:
Amidst the challenges, the world found moments of joy and unity through sports and culture. International sporting events brought together athletes from diverse backgrounds, promoting solidarity and camaraderie. Cultural exchanges and celebrations showcased the richness of human diversity and fostered mutual understanding.
In conclusion, the year 2023 was a dynamic period filled with significant events that shaped the course of history. From political unrest to technological advancements and environmental challenges, the world witnessed the complexities of the global landscape. While obstacles remained, there were also encouraging developments and collaborative efforts towards a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for all nations. As we move forward, the lessons learned from these events serve as a reminder of the importance of collective action and cooperation to address shared global challenges.