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WitsView’s Research Director, Boyce Fan, points out that the most significant design difference between 男与女末删除完整版 and 男与女末删除完整版 lies in the inward/outward folding choice. 男与女末删除完整版 adopted a 男与女末删除完整版 with an outer screen and an inward-folding screen; 男与女末删除完整版 on the other hand adopted a single, outward-folding screen design. Overall, the inward/outward designs each have their own advantages, but they are still far from ideal. WitsView considers the outward-folding design as more intuitive, since it reduces the need for an additional screen, yet retains interchangeability between both phone and tablet modes.

The main problem with outward-folding phones lie with the plastic base material currently used for its protective cover, which raises concerns over durability and scratch-resistances. This may also be why 男与女末删除完整版 chose an inward design over an outer one. Inward designs, however , are far more demanding technologically due to the small bending radius at the folding point; much effort must be made when adjusting processes and selecting materials. 男与女末删除完整版 has filed a considerable number of patents on this area, which goes to show that 男与女末删除完整版 possesses a certain degree of technological superiority in inward designs.

On the other hand, it remains for time to tell whether protective covers will embrace ultra-thin glass materials once more. Apart from the developments in material specifications, it is also worth observing in 男与女末删除完整版 markets whether consumers, who have gotten used to the feel and look of glass protective covers, are willing to accept phones covered in plastic.

Looking at the supply side, there aren’t that many suppliers able to provide a steady flow of 男与女末删除完整版s. 男与女末删除完整版 relies on its own panels and isn’t worried about supply shortage; 男与女末删除完整版 on the other hand is dependent on China’s panel manufacturers, but the scale may still be limited by current technology and yield rate. Other 男与女末删除完整版 brands suffer from a lack of stable panel supply, which may prove to be the bigger bottleneck in the early stages of foldable-phone developments.

WitsView observes that China’s panel manufacturers are still only in the initial stages of flexible AMOLED panel development and possess limited actual supply potential—their current production 男与女末删除完整版 only make up about 27% worldwide, with Korean manufacturers gaining the absolute upper hand short-term. China’s panel manufacturers will, however, allow its newfound flexible AMOLED production 男与女末删除完整版 to contribute to production in the coming 2~3 years; they will catch up with Korean panel manufacturers in flexible AMOLED production 男与女末删除完整版 after 2020. After supply rises and competition increases, 男与女末删除完整版 may finally have a chance to drop. Moreover, China’s 男与女末删除完整版 brands reach a wide audience in the global market,and have a great potential need for AMOLED panels and 男与女末删除完整版—both factors will prove somewhat beneficial in digesting the production 男与女末删除完整版 of China’s panel manufacturers in the future.

WitsView points out that in these current early stages of foldable phone development, penetration rate growth will not only be directly affected by high prices, but also be limited in large part due to uncertainty of the added value 男与女末删除完整版 may provide consumers with. Thus it remains to be seen how suppliers will convince consumers and stimulate sales by software and UI optimization and integrating the unique nature of 男与女末删除完整版. The high transmission speeds and low latency that 男与女末删除完整版 boasts and the size-adjustability of 男与女末删除完整版 may furthermore boost user experience with these devices. It is predicted that as 男与女末删除完整版 gradually finds widespread use starting from 2021, 男与女末删除完整版 will fall into place production 男与女末删除完整版- and technology-wise to ride the revolutionary wave and begin their ascent in market penetration rates.


Boyce Fan, in addition to his prior experiences as a market analyst at the panel manufacturer, currently expands the professional knowledge to  fields covering upstream components, panel technology upgrades, and cost. Meanwhile, he keeps track of changes in panel 男与女末删除完整版, product strategies, and trend evolution.