According to a recent report by UBI Research, three foldable phones from Samsung are in the pipeline for 2021, and this has been corroborated by display industry insider Ross Young. Where the two differ, however, is that UBI Research claims that Samsung will release the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Fold Lite, and Z Flip 2 next year, and Young says that there is no Z Fold Lite in the works, only a Z Flip Lite.
Second half of 2021 is going to be really exciting for foldable smartphones. At least 3 models from Samsung, 4 models from Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi and 1 model from Google…BTW, no Z Fold Lite – Z Flip Lite. Specs for all are in our latest Foldable Report.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) December 10, 2020
The news about foldable phones from Google, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi doesn’t really come as a surprise
More recently, code snippets spotted in MIUI 12 by XDA Developers imply that the company is currently working on a foldable device codenamed Cetus. The code has also revealed that the device features a 108MP primary camera and it is underpinned by a Snapdragon processor.
Chinese sources had earlier claimed that Xiaomi would launch its first foldable phone in 2021.