Koh Dong-jin shared this information during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas. So, Samsung sold at least 400,000 Galaxy Fold smartphones last year.
Various rumors popped up recently, claiming to share Galaxy Fold sales numbers. Those were not all that accurate, it seems, but now we finally have some official information.
Earlier rumors were wrong, Samsung sold "only" 400,000 to 500,000 Galaxy Fold handsets
Earlier rumors suggested that the company managed to sell 1 million Galaxy Folds. Well, it seems like Samsung managed to sell half of that number, maybe even a bit less.
Compared to Samsung's mainstream smartphones, these sales numbers are bad. Do note that the Galaxy Fold represents a new form factor, and it's extremely expensive. On top of that, its release was delayed multiple times due to display issues.
Having that in mind, these sales numbers are not that bad at all. Samsung has much larger plans for foldable smartphones in 2020, though. Reports are claiming that Samsung is planning to sell at least 5-6 million foldable smartphones in 2020.
In order to do that, Samsung is planning to release more than one foldable smartphone. It will also decrease the price tag on at least one of them, considerably.
The upcoming clamshell foldable smartphone that is expected to launch in February is supposed to cost considerably less than the Galaxy Fold. We're still not sure if the device will be called the Galaxy Fold 2, or not.
Samsung's upcoming foldable will include considerably thinner bezels than the first-gen model
That smartphone will offer considerably thinner bezels than the Galaxy Fold. It will also fold vertically, not horizontally, and it will include a display camera hole.
A recent report suggested that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855. That is still a very powerful processor, but it is not the latest Qualcomm has to offer. That also suggests that the phone will be more affordable than you may think.
The device may actually cost half the Galaxy Fold's price tag (approximately), at least according to rumors that surfaced a while back. We'll see what will happen, though.
It seems like people are quite excited when it comes to foldable smartphones, though. Samsung's next-gen foldable device is expected to fix some of the Galaxy Fold's shortcomings. First and foremost, It is expected to be much less fragile.