Samsung Sold Fewer Than 500,000 Galaxy Folds in 2019

Posted on January 9, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 3 Comments

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Samsung president and CEO Koh Dong-jin said at CES this week that Samsung has sold between 400,000 and 500,000 Galaxy Fold smartphones. That’s a far smaller number than the 1 million figure that was rumored in December.

“I think we’ve sold 400,000 to 500,000 Galaxy Fold smartphones,” Koh told reporters at CES, according to the Yonhap News Agency in Korea.

That sales range is rather broad, and while Koh seems surprisingly unsure of the correct figure, it’s still roughly inline with what analysts expected, given the Fold’s aborted original launch in June 2019 and subsequent relaunch in September. Samsung said then that it expected to sell 500,000 units in 2019.

So sales are a bit on the low side. But they’re also a lot smaller than the number of Folds that Samsung executive Sohn Young-kwon claimed the firm had sold, 1 million, in December. Samsung quickly denied that claim, of course, noting at the time only that it had not yet sold 1 million units.

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