A Galaxy Fold supplier tips being contracted by Huawei and Xiaomi as well : Samsung is looking for ways to quickly expand the foldable phones ecosphere once it launches its own Galaxy Fold later this summer. One of these is to supply flexible OLED panels aimed for bendable handsets to those Chinese manufacturers that are also planning to release such devices, like Oppo or Xiaomi. Not Huawei, though, as that one is too much of a direct competitor with its expensive and excellent, at least on paper, Mate X.
“We’ll be supplying decoration film to Xiaomi’s smartphones in the latter half of this year,” they mentioned, while the deal with Huawei is for handsets it will be releasing next year. Segyung’s film makes possible all those exclusive colors, gradient and “holographic” rear side designs on the relatively cheap, and it has invested in a dedicated line geared towards bendy handsets. We can’t wait to see if Xiaomi’s foldable handset will manage to give the Galaxy Fold a run for its money, as it’s reasonable to expect it to land at a much cheaper price tag.