In the second quarter of this year, global foldable smartphone shipments showed significant growth compared to last year.
According to market research firm Counterpoint Research on the 2nd, foldable smartphone shipments in the second스포츠토토 quarter amounted to 2.1 million units, a 10% increase from the second quarter of last year.
Counterpoint Research diagnosed that this was largely due to the expansion of the Chinese foldable market.
In the second quarter, foldable shipments in China reached 1.2 million units, a 64% increase compared to the same period last year.
This trend contrasts with the overall smartphone market.
During the same period, global smartphone shipments amounted to 268 million units, a 9% decrease compared to the same period last year.
Chinese shipments also decreased by 4% to 61.9 million units.
Counterpoint Research cited changes in consumer perception following the successive launches of Chinese products as the reason for the rapid growth of the foldable market in China.
Jin Park, senior researcher at Counterpoint Research, explained that with the continued launch of various products, “Chinese consumers can now access a variety of foldable products more easily and more frequently.” At the same time, he predicted that the global foldable market will undergo significant changes during this period as
Chinese manufacturers, which have so far focused on domestic demand, expand their overseas expansion with Honor’s ‘Magic V2’ and Oppo’s ‘Find N3 Flip’ in the second half of this year.
In particular, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, which are evaluated as the best, are expected to occupy a significant market share during this period, so it is expected that the foldable market will expand.