The Samsung Galaxy Fold was the first of its kind. The phone was launched twice a year. The first launch was basically the part of a PR strategy which turned out a disaster when the phone sets handed over to the people started to break only in two days. The second launch went well, and despite its expensive price tag, the sales record experience a good height. The Samsung Galaxy Fold was launched in September and since then it has already sold more than one million units since. That might not seem like a big number, but this device had its own challenges.
Samsung Electronic’s President Young Sohn revealed the company had sold 1 million foldable Galaxy Fold smartphones. Estimates from October pegged sales at that time at 500,000 units. “And I think that the point is, we’re selling [a] million of these products,” Sohn said. “There’s a million people that want to use this product at $2,000.”
This may be considered as the success of Galaxy Fold and as we know that many more companies are joining the Fold market in the future. After all, Samsung made around $2 billion from the Fold’s sales alone, only in three months. Today at Disrupt Berlin, I asked if Samsung is comfortable selling a $2,000 device that is essentially a beta device. He said yes, and pointed to the new sales number as justification. Samsung is planning to manufacture more units of Samsung Galaxy Fold and Fold 2. The target is to sell 6 million foldable devices in 2020.
The phone comes with a 7.30-inch touchscreen primary display with a resolution of 1536×2152 pixels at a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (PPI). It also features a 4.60-inch touchscreen as its second display, with a resolution of 720×1680 pixels at a pixel density of 399 pixels per inch (PPI),.Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by a 2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It comes with 12GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by Android Pie and runs by a 4380mAh non-removable battery. The Samsung Galaxy Fold supports wireless charging, as well as Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging.