S-Join has been manufacturing hinges for Samsung’s foldable telephones since final yr and can quickly begin making the hinges for the subsequent technology Galaxy Z telephones. At this time the corporate introduced that it has acquired the go-ahead from Samsung.
It’ll begin mass producing the hinges for the Galaxy Z Flip2 and Z Fold3 within the second quarter of this yr. The manufacturing of the telephones themselves ought to start quickly after that. This traces up with IceUnivere’s report that the next-gen Z telephones will arrive in July.
Timeline for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 growth and manufacturing
S-Join expects that the foldable market will develop to five.5 million models this yr and that foldables will make up an more and more bigger fraction of telephones offered. That will probably be nice for the corporate, which forecasts that in 2023 hinges will make up 50% of its gross sales (up from simply 17% this yr).
In associated information, S-Join will begin manufacturing elements for the Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+ slates across the identical time, so there are new high-end tablets on the best way as effectively.
By the best way, the corporate is making steel elements for a wide range of Samsung merchandise – from the instances for Galaxy watches to the trademark digital camera bump of the S21 sequence.