Samsung Reveals the Number of Galaxy Folds Sold Isn't Anywhere Near a Million After All

By Shabana Arif on at

After telling everyone how well its £2,000 foldable phone flogged a million units last year, Samsung coughs up the real figures – and they're waaaay off.

Samsung president Young Sohn initially revealed the Galaxy Fold's sales numbers at Disrupt Berlin last month, saying the company had sold one million units - exceeding the estimated figure of around 500,000.

Apparently, this was a mix up, with a Samsung rep quickly following up to say that the Fold hadn't actually enticed a million people to fork over two grand for a new piece of tech with a troubled and drawn out launch, and that Sohn had conflated a sales target with the actual reality of the situation (via 9to5Google). But the company didn't release updated sales figures following the snafu.

Well, now it has, and as expected, they're nowhere near one million, and more in line with analyst predictions, which put sales at around 400,000 to 500,000 units. The numbers were confirmed by Samsung CEO DJ Koh at CES 2020, who said, "I think we've sold 400,000 to 500,000 Galaxy Fold smartphones."

The news comes in the run up to the rumoured launch of the Galaxy Fold 2, last rumoured to be making its debut in April.

Samsung unveiled a few other products at CES 2020, including a bezel-free 8K TV, a snazzy Chromebook, and a sinister robot home assistant called Ballie. The company also confirmed that the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite are indeed real handsets that are on the way, surprising precisely nobody. [SlashGear]