The undoubted advantage of the clamshell format is that it basically provides a device the size and shape of a phone, which can then be folded and stored in a fairly compact form, and the external display gives you the opportunity to use the significantly higher consumption, full-fledged internal display only when really necessary. Basically, the smaller format is suitable for this, for example displaying notifications or managing the media player, but the larger size is obviously good for multi-functional use.
We can expect even larger external displays. (Oppo Find N2 Flip)
So Oppo didn’t mess around, it equipped its first flip model with an outstanding external display, with which it is currently leading the numbers war. The driver is Huawei with the 1.04-inch circular unit of the P50 Pocket, followed by the first Samsung Galaxy Z Flip with 1.1 inches, and then the subsequent generations with 1.9-inch external displays. The Motorola Razr sticks to the 2.7-inch solution, and the Find N2 Flip exploded here with a 3.2-inch panel, which is actually not much smaller than the complete display of the first touch-screen smartphones. In fact. BlackBerry Curve 9380, Samsung Galaxy 3 or Galaxy Omnia, HTC Wildfire S, Sony Xperia Tipo, LG Optimus L3, so almost the entire 2010-2011 range.
The complete display of the Samsung Galaxy 3 was 3.2 inches.
This year, Samsung plans to bid on the field with the Galaxy Z Flip5. Ross Young, a Display Supply Chain Consultants to the CEO’s knowledge, the outer panel will be larger than 3 inches, that is IceUniverse and adds to the information that it is specifically larger than the Oppo Find N2 Flip panel, i.e. more than 3.2 inches. Samsung’s new clamshell phone is expected to be unveiled sometime at the end of the summer, but until then, even Vivo may have a say with the X Flip.