Huawei and Samsung are rushing to send 5G folding phones to prove their technological innovation. However, due to the immaturity of the existing technology, the current power consumption will be quite serious and it is not suitable for users to buy.
Problems facing 5G folding phones
The current 5G folding mobile phone, first of all, is that mobile phone chip technology is not fully mature. At present, both Qualcomm and Huawei's 5G chips are external 5G basebands, which causes too much power consumption. In the early days, Huawei launched the P7 by using external CDMA basebands, which caused the mobile phone to consume too much power and the heat was slightly serious. Spit up by users. Taking this example as an example, we can see that the currently launched mobile phones with external 5G baseband methods will have the same problem.
When the Huawei folding phone is opened, it is an 8-inch screen with a battery capacity of 4500mAh. When the Samsung folding phone is opened, it is a 7.3-inch screen with a battery capacity of 6000mAh. For comparison, the battery capacity of the 7.9-inch iPad mini4 is 5124mAh, which shows that the battery capacity of Huawei's folding mobile phone is relatively small, and the battery capacity of Samsung's folding mobile phone is acceptable.
However, considering the excessive power consumption caused by the current use of 5G external basebands, the battery life of the two folding mobile phones may be a problem. Of course, the battery life of Huawei's folding mobile phones is much worse. It can also be seen that Huawei has suspicion of trickery. In order to make a thinner and lighter mobile phone, it uses a battery with a small capacity. Although Samsung's folding phone has been criticized for being too heavy, it is expected to be more acceptable in terms of battery life. .
5G folding phone is just a gimmick
Samsung's 5G foldable phone is expected to be launched next month. It is said that due to the limited production capacity of the foldable OLED panel, the largest supply this year is expected to be only one million units, compared with its annual shipments of nearly 300 million smartphones. Obviously, this folding phone is relatively limited for its pulling shipments.
Huawei's 5G folding mobile phone is expected to be listed in the middle of the year. It is estimated that this year's supply will be around 200,000 units. Compared with its shipment of 250 million smartphones this year, it is insignificant. This is mainly related to the folding OLED. Panel supplier BOE has limited production capacity. BOE is currently working hard to promote the improvement of OLED panel production yield, and is also accelerating the construction of three other OLED panel production lines. It only put into production of OLED panels at the end of 2017. Technically, compared with Samsung, which has developed OLED panel technology in 2007, It is undoubtedly far behind, so it is obviously more difficult to rush to launch a folding OLED panel.
Whether it is Huawei or Samsung's folding mobile phones, due to the current capacity constraints, they cannot provide large-scale supply, and considering that folding mobile phones are innovative technologies in the smartphone market, operating systems and applications have not been followed up. The experience will be pretty bad.
The two folding phones mentioned above may have a short battery life, which may cause consumers to have an unfavorable brand recognition for mobile phone companies. Overly aggressive use of innovative technology As early as 2016, Samsung launched the galaxy note7 and encountered problems. According to the analysis, the galaxy note7 battery incident was probably due to Samsung ’s thinning the battery separator in order to make the battery thinner and thinner. It is worth pondering whether the launch of the foldable mobile phone under the condition that the folded OLED panel and the mobile phone chip are not sufficiently mature will cause various problems.
Baiying Technology believes that if there is a problem with the 5G folding phone launched this year, it will have a smaller impact on Huawei. After all, its output is also small, and it will be priced much higher than the more mature Samsung folding phone. Maybe It is also related to the fact that it does not want to sell too many folding mobile phones. After all, it is enough to grab the gimmick of 5G folding mobile phones. The real driving of mobile phone shipments mainly depends on mature smart phone products.