Samsung’s foldable proved better in the Android market: from starting to now

Until a few years ago, foldable screen technology seemed very futuristic. It seemed that this technology would take a long time to come into reality. However, due to healthy competition in the smartphone industry, we are now able to use it. Let’s explore its development from the initial stage.

Samsung has observed the market and joined the Foldable screen device segment

In the initial stages, several companies, including LG and Microsoft, tried to make a foldable screen smartphone for commercial, but due to some reasons, they didn’t get successful; later, a China-based startup, Royole, released the first commercial foldable smartphone with an OLED display, but hey doesn’t get much attention from consumers. However, this triggered Samsung, and just a month later, the company officially teased a prototype of its foldable smartphone and confirmed to join the market. 

Samsung Galaxy Foldable Devices journey

Samsung released the first foldable device in the market back in 2019. Initially, it was planned to be launched in July, but then it was postponed to July. The device was released in only two countries, including South Korea and China (named W20 5G). As it was the first device of its type, it had many issues like a high rate of display failure, the crease of the screen, and noticeable gaps at the top and bottom. Several reviewers also experienced bugs.

Galaxy Z Flip 

 A year later, Samsung introduced a new foldable device, but this time the company started a new Z series; the Galaxy Z Flip is the first device in this series; the special thing about the flip device is the screen is capable of folding vertically. This time Samsung has improved the hinge mechanism with nylon fibers which keep dust out; the device came with Android 10 and also had One UI 2 skin. 

Galaxy Z Fold 2

In the same year, Samsung unveiled one more foldable device named Galaxy Z Fold 2; this is the new generation of the Galaxy Fold line but in the Z series. The Korean giant has increased the display size and also decreased the bezels. The camera functioning also improved. According to time, Samsung has released the device with the latest Android 10 version. The company has also released a luxury mode of the device named W21 5G; this model is limited to the Chinese market.

 Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3

Then in the next year, in 2021, Samsung revealed the third generation of the Galaxy Z Fold and Flip lineup. This time the company has released both of the new foldable devices together. These devices were packed with Android 11-based One UI 3. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is equipped with IPX8 certification, which ensures that the device will have protection. While the Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have a significant change in the cover display, it has a 1.9 cover screen which is 1.1 inches larger than the predecessor. Apart from these, both of the devices come with several specification upgrades in camera and storage; the S Pen support is available on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 device but missing in the Flip 3 devices.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4

Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4 are the latest foldable devices of Samsung; the company launched them last year. Both of the devices came in the market with Android 12L-based One UI 4.1. In this generation, Samsung has improved the performance of the device by upgrading the processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Along with this, the company has improved the under-display camera for Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the of If we talk about the design, then these devices are equipped with similar placing of cameras and buttons; the only new thing was some new color available for the devices.

Samsung will introduce the fifth generation of foldable devices this year

For the last four years, Samsung has continuously released new generations of foldable devices, and as they belong to the flagship category so, the company showcases them in dedicated unpacked events. This year it is certainly confirmed that it will organize in the last week of July. In this event, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. Along with them, Samsung will introduce some more new gadgets like Galaxy Watch 6Galaxy Tab S9 series, Galaxy Buds 3, etc.

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