Samsung sold about 500,000 Galaxy Fold units in 2019, clamshell foldable to debut tomorrow

Last year, Samsung introduced its first foldable smartphone – the Galaxy Fold. It was also made available in India with a price tag of Rs. 1,64,999. In December, Samsung Electronics President Young Sohn had claimed that the company sold a million units of the Galaxy Fold across the globe. However. the company later retracted the statement. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas, Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh has officially confirmed the number of Galaxy Folds it sold in 2019.

DJ Koh revealed that the company sold between 400,000 to 500,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy Fold last year. The other important statement that Koh made at CES 2020 is that the company will be introducing the clamshell foldable phone at the Las Vegas tech exhibition that runs through Friday.

The upcoming clamshell foldable phone is expected to come equipped with a 6.7-inch flexible screen. When folded, it can turn into a small square-shaped device. Previous reports had claimed that the device would go official in February, alongside the Galaxy S20 series.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold foldable phone sells for Rs. 1,64,999 in Indiia

The exact name of Samsung’s clamshell foldable device is yet to be confirmed. Recent reports have called it Galaxy Fold 2 and it is codenamed as Bloom. Its leaked live shots that appeared in December revealed that it features a 6.7-inch display with Infinity-O design. It is said to debut as the world’s first foldable phone with glass display. When folded, one can make use of its 1-inch second screen to check notifications, time, weather and so on. It also features dual rear cameras.

A newer report has revealed that the purported Galaxy Fold 2 is driven by Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. It further revealed that the Infinity-O display of the phone could be equipped with a selfie camera of 10-megapixels. It seems to be the same front camera that is available on the Galaxy Note 10. The other specifications of the alleged Fold 2 are currently under wraps. Hopefully, more details on it will be revealed tomorrow.


Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.