Recently, some people in overseas science and technology circles disclosed that Samsung will release a new folding screen mobile phone - Samsung fold Lite. The most surprising thing is that the price of this new folding screen mobile phone may be only US $1099 (equivalent to about 7800 yuan), which will become the cheapest folding screen mobile phone in the world, lower than the lowest price of Ruoyu flexpai 8999 yuan.The news immediately aroused the attention of many media. After all, Samsung's new folding screen mobile phone price was almost cut on the original basis, which means that the price of the mobile phone on the folding screen is too high. But obviously, this is not in line with the cost composition of the supply chain. After checking the original source of the news, it was proved to be a "false news".Tracking the relevant news of "Samsung fold Lite", we can find that the news comes from Max weinbach, editor in chief of XDA developers forum, who first exposed a new Samsung foldable device_ Samsung Galaxy fold Lite, and explained that due to the consideration of cost, the appearance of Samsung Galaxy fold Lite will change greatly. The sub screen will be reduced to the same specification as Galaxy Z flip. The folding screen is made of traditional plastic material, and the body material is made of aluminum alloy glass, with black and purple options.
In terms of configuration, Max weinbach also revealed that galaxy fold Lite will be equipped with snapdragon 865 256gb storage space 8GB running memory. He also said that the starting price of Samsung Galaxy fold Lite will be cut in half directly on the basis of the original fold to $1099.At first glance, the information was detailed and serious, but then Max weinbach, the informant, refuted the rumor: "this is more rumor than leave, I believe it s real, but I d still say rumor". Although the informant hoped that this was true inside information, he had to admit the rumor.In fact, it often happens that such breaking news is quoted by other media and proved to be false news. Especially in the mobile phone circle, all kinds of spy photos and configuration rumors are overwhelming. Only with a certain understanding of industry related knowledge can we effectively identify those seemingly true rumors.
Take the "Samsung fold Lite" disclosure. If you have a certain understanding of the flexible display industry, you will find that the price of $1099 is almost impossible. At present, the yield of fully flexible OLED screen for folding screen mobile phone is very low and the cost is very high. Although the major panel manufacturers publicize their own OLED high yield, it is a mixture of rigid OLED and fixed curved OLED, and these two OLED screens can not be bent repeatedly. Compared with the fully flexible OLED screen that can be bent many times, the technical difficulty is of course much lower. If they are mixed together, the yield will be "virtual high".
Moreover, at present, there are only two technical routes in the field of fully flexible OLED screens. One is the low temperature polysilicon (LTPs) technology adopted by most panel manufacturers such as Samsung, and the other is the ultra-low temperature non silicon process integration technology (ult-nssp) independently developed by Ruoyu. According to the information released by Rouyu, due to the use of different materials and processes, ult-nssp technology can reduce the process links, improve the yield and reduce the cost compared with LTPS technology.
In fact, it is not difficult to confirm this by comparing the screen replacement price of folding screen mobile phones in the current market. The screen change price of Samsung folding screen mobile phone fold is $599 (about 4200 yuan), and the price of flip with smaller screen is also $499 (about 3500 yuan); For Huawei's folded screen mobile phone mate x with LTPS technology, the screen change price is 5680 yuan, and the one-time half price screen change price is 3580 yuan; The screen replacement price of Ruoyu flexpai is much lower than that of Samsung and Huawei. The first screen replacement price within one year of purchase is only 999 yuan, and the second screen replacement price is 2499 yuan.
In other words, unless Samsung develops a new fully flexible OLED technology or uses the Ruoyu ult-nssp technology, it will not be able to cut the price of the new machine by significantly reducing the cost of the fully flexible screen. If there is a new folding screen machine with such a low price, the biggest possibility is that the configuration other than the screen is compressed to the level of "old machine". I believe this new folding screen machine can not bring a smile to consumers.