A new report from Display Supply Chain gives us a glimpse of what is to come in the collapsible smartphone segment. And without a doubt, the most interesting part is that Honor is preparing its own foldable handset, probably called the Magic Fold.
The device is said to use BOE and Visionox’s foldable panels and will hit the market by the end of this year. Before that, however, vivo and Xiaomi are expected to release their providers with Samsung’s new UTG panel. Motorola is rumored to miss the party and will take the time to reconsider its design and come back in 2022.
In addition, Samsung’s Z Fold3 will be the first folding phone with under-display camera, it will also be the first to replace the circular polarizer with a color filter. This would result in reduced thickness, increased brightness and more efficient power consumption. An S Pen support is also on the table.
The report goes into detail about Samsung’s new collapsible panel, citing that it is 40% thicker than that used in the Z Fold2, mainly due to the added digitizer and the new shatterproof protective layer that goes under the screen itself.