We already know that Bloom is the codename for Samsung’s second foldable device as confirmed behind closed doors during the CES event in Las Vegas. The device will feature a RAZR-esque clamshell design with hinge-less foldable display. Tweets say that the Bloom will be sold as the Galaxy Z Flip and it will be introduced officially on February 11, during Samsung’s next Unpacked event along with the Galaxy S20 flagship models. Samsung says that the company will aggressively target young women in their 20’s for this foldable device. The Z Flip is a fairly powerful device with 10Mp front-facing camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Its 6.7-inch display will fold along the horizontal axis.
So, how about the Galaxy Fold 2? It will be another flagship with Snapdragon 865 chipset and ultra-thin glass display. The use of somewhat older chipset for the Z Flip is a good thing, because it will reduce prices. While the Motorola Razr is being sold at $1,500, the Z Flip could be available for around $850. This will make the device more accessible to consumers. Samsung has generated about $1 billion of revenue in sales of the original Galaxy Fold. The South Korean company was able to sell about 500,000 units of the original Galaxy Fold, despite being offered for $2,000 a pop. With the more affordable Z Flip and the more reliable Fold 2, it’s likely Samsung will make another $1 billion or likely more.
The sales of Huawei Mate X are currently limited only in China, but about 100,000 units are being sold each month. So, in just four months, Huawei could also collect $1 billion in revenue. The Chinese company will release the Mate Xs, a refreshed version of the original next month. It will be a fairly powerful device with the proprietary Kirin 900 SoC with built-in 5G data connectivity support. Due to the still effective supply chain ban, the Mate Xs won’t get Google Mobile Services licensing. It means, users won’t get standard Google Apps like Maps, Play Store, Gmail, Search and others. However, this won’t be a big deal, because many Google services are banned in China anyway. But, it would be a real problem for International users.