South Korean giant Samsung has been known for leading the market of foldable for quite some time, starting off a couple of years ago with the Samsung Galaxy Fold and 1st gen Z Flip. Now, the company has been enjoying the success of the latest Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.
It seems however that Samsung is hopeful for more in 2022, as Korean publication The Elec is reporting that the manufacturer will be stepping up the production of its 2022 foldable handsets. Samsung aims to produce around 10 million units of Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 in Q3 and Q4 of 2022. It means that the company is aiming to sell at least 10 million units of its next-generation foldable devices. That’s certainly possible if Samsung continues to improve its foldable devices with more durable designs and better specifications.
To be specific, the publication claims that Samsung will plan on producing 2.9 million Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphones and a whopping 6.9 million Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones from Q3 of 2022, adding up to a staggering 9.8 million units. The Elec cites Samsung’s 2022 shipment plan for this bit of information.
The report also claims that Samsung aims to produce close to 38 million Galaxy S22 series smartphones in 2022. The company could also be seeking to sell more than 9 million units of the Galaxy S21 FE, which is expected to go official in January 2022. When it comes to the Galaxy A series (Galaxy A13, Galaxy 33 5G, and Galaxy A53 5G), Samsung targets to manufacture 78 million units.
Samsung is the biggest proponent of foldable smartphones right now. The company has already released three generations of foldable phones globally. With the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the company dropped the prices while delivering more robust designs and improved specs compared to their predecessors.