Foldable phone shipments dropped again in Q1, but Samsung leads

Foldable telephone shipments peaked in Q3 2022 when all OEMs mixed posted greater than 500% enlargement and cargo figures of over 6 million. Since then, foldable telephone shipments have declined year-on-year for 2 consecutive quarters. And in Q1 2023, simplest 2.1 million devices have been shipped.

Samsung maintained the lead above all different foldable telephone producers. Then again, its Q1 cargo proportion fell to its second-lowest degree but, at 45%. All through the similar quarter, the 2d greatest foldable telephone logo, shipment-wise, was once Oppo. The latter OEM captured a proportion of 21%. (by way of @DSCCRoss)

The Galaxy Z Turn 4 led the recognition charts

Despite the fact that Samsung’s shipments declined, the corporate controlled to create two of the most well liked telephones in the marketplace final yr, and that luck carried over to the primary quarter of 2023.

The Galaxy Z Turn 4 was once the most well liked foldable telephone in Q1 2023, with a marketplace proportion of 27%. Curiously, the second-most widespread foldable telephone got here from Huawei. It was once the Pocket S, which recorded a fifteen% marketplace proportion. Then got here the Galaxy Z Fold 4 at 13%, adopted by means of the Oppo In finding N2 Turn at 11%, and the Huawei Mate X3 at 6%.

The following quarters will likely be very attention-grabbing to look at as extra OEMs, together with Google, plan to liberate new foldable telephones. The Pixel Fold

is coming in June. And, after all, Samsung will release its Galaxy Z Turn 5 and Z Fold 5 next-gen foldable telephones this yr, with rumors claiming that the corporate will also convey those telephones to the marketplace previous than expected.