On May 20th, Gizcoupon reported that according to the latest foldable smartphones report released by DSCC, a screen supply chain consulting company, the shipment volume of foldable smartphones in the first quarter of 2023 reached 2.1 million units. This marks a consecutive decline for two quarters.
The report highlights that the shipment volume of foldable smartphones peaked in the third quarter of 2022, with a total of over 6 million units. Furthermore, the overall growth for all OEMs exceeded 500%.
In terms of brand segmentation, Samsung maintains its position as the industry leader, with a market share of 45%. In addition, OPPO secures the second position with a market share of 21%.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 emerged as the most popular foldable smartphone in the first quarter of 2023. It captured a market share of 27%.
Gizcoupon includes a screenshot of a tweet revealing that the second most popular foldable phone is the Huawei Pocket S, accounting for 15% of the market share. Following closely is the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with a share of 13%, followed by the OPPO Find N2 Flip with 11%, and the Huawei Mate X3 with 6%.
Despite the decline in shipments, the overall growth rate in the foldable smartphone market remains impressive. With advancements in technology and the introduction of more affordable models, it is expected that the market will stabilize and potentially rebound in the near future. The entry of new players and further innovations from existing manufacturers will likely contribute to the growth and evolution of foldable smartphones.