Samsung Didn’t Sell 1 Million Galaxy Folds After All

Posted on December 13, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 6 Comments

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold had a very rough launch. After the company first released the Galaxy Fold, some major issues with the foldable screen started emerging, forcing the company to pull the original Galaxy Fold.

After a bunch of hardware fixes and design tweaks, the company relaunched the Galaxy Fold in September. At the time, Samsung expected to sell 500,000 units of the $2,000 Galaxy Fold this year.

This week, however, Samsung Electronic’s President Young Sohn claimed the company had sold 1 million foldable Galaxy Fold smartphones. Talking at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, Sohn said that “there’s a million people” that want to use the Galaxy Fold. He later claimed that Samsung had indeed sold 1 million units of the Galaxy Fold.

As it turns out, though, Samsung may not have actually sold 1 million Galaxy Fold units. A Samsung spokesperson told Yonhap News that Sohn had confused the 1 million figure with Samsung’s sales target. The spokesperson later confirmed that Samsung is yet to sell 1 million units of the Galaxy Fold.

Selling 1 million Galaxy Fold devices would be a major achievement for Samsung, considering the botched launch and the $2,000 price tag. Either way, Samsung plans to sell 6 million foldable phones in 2020, with the company working on a new clamshell foldable device.

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