Samsung Clarifies It Did Not Sell 1 Million Galaxy Fold Units
We recently told you that Samsung confirmed that it had sold one million of its Galaxy Fold phones. Interestingly, the Korean electronics giant has now backtracked from that claim, stating that it didn’t really sell that many at all.
It was Samsung Electronics’ President, Sohn Young at the TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin who made this claim.
That sounded like a great result for Samsung and one that it should have been shouting about. Especially considering the fact the phone sells for around $2,000 and it had gone through a false start when reviewers saw their phones breaking. And now it seems that the reason Samsung isn’t shouting about the sales number is that it isn’t actually true.
The executive now says that his claim was a mistake. Instead of sharing actual sales he says he mixed the number up. Instead, he says, we were told of the internal sales target.
However, Samsung nor Sohn are saying exactly how many of its foldable phone have been sold, so we’re now back in the dark as to just how popular that device is. We can’t imagine the market for a folding phone that costs $2,000 is particularly large. And that was before we saw them fail at an alarming rate.
Hopefully we’ll get some real sales numbers out of Samsung in the future.