The announcement about Galaxy Fold's million units sold made a noise yesterday, December 12, but it seems the information was not right. A Samsung official made a new statement to the Yonhap News Agency denying the figures released by South Korean President Sohn Young-kwon during TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin.
According to this person, the company has sold 500,000 Galaxy Fold handsets since its launch. The reason for the mistake was that Samsung's president may have mixed up the numbers of other devices South Korea intends to ship or sell.
Young Sohn, president of Samsung, revealed today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin that the company has sold 1 million units of the folding smartphone Galaxy Fold. October estimates indicated that sales would be around 500,000 units.
The manufacturer promises that the design problems of the original model have been fixed.
This number of sales was hit even with the slightly high price tag, about $ 2,000, and even after the initial problems it had with its display. The problems eventually forced Samsung to postpone the launch of the device until September.
The conversation with Samsung's president at Disrupt Berlin focused on growth and innovation. Sohn commented on the sales figure when explaining Samsung's process of launching products to get feedback. He said that in part, if they kept devices like Fold in labs, they wouldn't get the feedback they needed.
Samsung's first folding smartphone was announced during Mobile World Congress 2019. It was launched in April and problems began to appear: screen cracks that appeared in the fold area, screens that crashed after a short time and others.
The company quickly acted to solve the problems and made some changes to its design to ensure greater durability. She also took the time to update the device with other technologies, including the addition of 5G connectivity. With the redesign completed, Galaxy Fold returned to the market in September.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with Snapdragon 855 processor, Adreno 640 GPU, 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage capacity. The folding smartphone has 6 cameras and optional support for 5G connectivity. The 5G model comes with 4.235mAh battery, while the 4G model comes with 4.380mAh battery.
Recent rumors indicate that the company is already working on Galaxy Fold 2, which will use a different material than the original Fold used for the screen of the device. In addition to the new canvas material, the so-called Fold 2 may also have a more affordable price – around $ 1,500.