Samsung says it has sold ONE MILLION bendable Galaxy Folds since September despite disastrous launch
- The Galaxy Fold has reportedly sold 1 million units worldwide
- Sales have come despite initial issues documented with the phones design
- Display problems cause the device’s screen to cease working earlier this year
Several initial problems with Samsung’s first ever folding phone haven’t deterred customers from forking over their money to buy one.
According to the Korean tech giant, the Galaxy Fold, an innovative mobile device with a bendable screen, has now sold more than 1 million units worldwide.
‘There’s a million people that want to use this product at $2,000.’
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold – a collapsible smart phone – has reportedly sold more than 1 million units since September, marking a major turnaround after well-documented flaws with the device’s design
Though 1 million units may be a drop in the bucket compared to other big name phone manufacturers – the iPhone 11 has sold 12 million units since its release in October – the hurdle represents a significant feat given the nascence of the technology and its premium price tag.
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold runs users an eye-watering $1,980 which is several hundred dollars more expensive than the highest end iPhone model, the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
In an initial test Samsung’s Galaxy Fold saw several problems with its display that let dust and particles slip beneath the screen and into the device’s hinge.
Those issues, which were only illuminated after the company sent the devices to several tech journalists, caused its hallmark folding display to blemish and in some cases stop working entirely.
Huawei’s MateX (pictured above) is a close competitor with the Fold and started shipping in China for a whopping $2,400
Subsequent fixes for the display involved tinkering with the phone’s hinge and its screen so that the folding outer layer tucks more snugly behind the Fold’s outer bezel.
After several months of delay and controversy, the Fold went on sale this September and became the first phone of its kind.
Several other companies have either released their own versions of a folding phone or have announced their intention to do so.
The next closest competitor is Huawei’s Mate X, which started shipping in China this October. The phone costs $2,400 and folds horizontally like the Galaxy Fold.