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Samsung will produce at least 10 million Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4 units next year


Samsung officially unveiled its new range of foldable smartphones comprising the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in Kenya back in August.  

The devices seem to have received quite a good reception with pre-orders for the two devices which opened on September 8th selling out in Kenya. Unlike last year, Samsung’s local office said they brought in more foldable devices. 

In South Korea, Samsung broke foldable sales records selling over a million units of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It was reported that the company aims to sell 7 million of its third-generation foldable devices according to a report by SamMobile.

Samsung is now setting new targets for the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 set to be launched next year. Samsung plans to begin mass production of these devices from the third quarter of next year.

According to a new report from TheElec, Samsung aims to produce around 10 million units of Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. That’s massive. Production of the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 will be 2.9 million and 6.9 million, respectively, the report says. 

Galaxy Z Flip3
Galaxy Z Flip3

Will Samsung achieve this target of selling 10 Million foldables? They could as long as they continue to improve its foldable devices with more durable designs and better specifications like what we have seen with this third generation of foldables (We have a review of the Fold3 coming up this week)

Samsung’s smartphone lineup for 2022

According to ‘Samsung Mobile Phone Shipment Plan for 2022’ obtained by The Elec Samsung’s smartphone lineup next year will consist of 52 models.

The flagship model group, the S22 series will comes in four types and Samsung plans to produce 14 million units, 8 million units, and 11 million units of the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra in that order. 

The S22 Ultra is apparently the model that succeeds the Galaxy Note series with a stylus (S Pen) according to the report. Remember Samsung had hinted at discontinuing the Galaxy Note Flagship series and even went ahead and started adding some favourite Galaxy Note Features to Other Galaxy Devices.

It is expected that Samsung will unveil all of the S22 series in early January next year. THE Galaxy S22 series and S21 FE will also be unveiled at the International Electronics Show (CES) 2022 on January 5 next year.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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