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So apparently Samsung HASN’T sold one million Galaxy Folds

Expect more foldables in your future…

Samsung galaxy fold before it broke
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UPDATE 12/13/19: So, it seems that the original report from Samsung Electronics’ President regarding 1 million Galaxy Fold smartphones sold was… inaccurate. Samsung clarified the inaccuracy to Yonhap News AgencyApparently, that 1 million figure was a sales target for the year, but they would not divulge actual sales numbers.

You can find the original article below.

Yesterday while speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, the President of Samsung Electronics, Young Sohn, mentioned that the company has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold smartphones so far. That’s a pretty respectable number, considering the backlash over the aborted launch and the $2,000 sticker price.

That means more foldables are on the horizon. It also means that the company feels justified in releasing beta hardware to the public, even at high price tags.

Samsung has sold over 1 million Galaxy Folds so far

The device was announced at MWC 2019, with a provisional release of April. We all know what happened after that, with reviewers finding that their snazzy handsets were prone to breaking, resulting in Samsung postponing the launch. It finally released in late September, although not before several mobile carriers decided to not offer the handset.

  • 500,000 Galaxy Fold handsets were sold by October of this year
  • Samsung is reportedly planning to sell 6 million foldables in 2020

So, failed launch or successful beta test? You decide for yourself but Samsung considers it a success, so it is going full steam ahead into a foldable future. If they can fix the fragility of the screens in the next iteration, foldables will be here to stay (at least for those of us that can afford them).

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