5 foldable phones at the cutting edge of revolutionary mobile technology: the CRN Mobile 100 2022

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Shane Snider

Samsung has cornered the foldable phone market, but some interesting players are starting to emerge in this niche area. CRN highlights some of the brands bringing foldable technology to the smartphone space.

We all remember our flip phones in the early 2000s – they were practical and added a level of portability and durability that other phones lacked. So the concept of a foldable phone isn’t new, but when companies started perfecting screens that could bend to turn our smartphones into flip phones, it turned out to be more than a fun ride. in the past. We suddenly remembered how cool and useful a foldable device could be.

What started as a mobile phone novelty has gained tremendous momentum as foldable mobile phone sales hit 7.1 million units in 2021 (a significant 264.3% increase from 2020), and market researcher IDC says the trend will continue, predicting mobile foldables will reach a market value of $29 billion in 2025.

IDC notes that with 7.1 million units shipped in 2021, foldables didn’t make up a significant share of overall smartphone sales, but the devices managed to take a third of the premium (over $1,000) Android market. .

Nabila Popal, research director at IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, said in a statement, “While the importance of foldable is no longer in question for any brand that wants a slice of the premium Android space. Vendors should continue to keep a close eye on the overall foldable market as it continues to grow and attract new players into the market.

As part of CRN’s Mobile 100 2022, here are five cool foldable phones available in 2022:

* Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

* Galaxy Z Flip 3

* Oppo Find N

*Motorola Razr 5G

* Huawei Mate Xs

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Shane Snider

Shane Snider is an associate editor covering personal computing, mobile devices, semiconductor news, hardware reviews, breaking news and live events. Shane is a seasoned journalist, having worked for newspapers in upstate New York and North Carolina. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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