South Korean giant Samsung first launched the category defining smartphone – the Galaxy Fold in February. Then almost making it to the shelves, the smartphone was pulled by the company when it was reviewed by international media that claimed foldable screen on their Galaxy Fold devices is broken. The smartphone was finally released in September, and Samsung has announced that it has sold over one million units since.
Samsung Electronic’s President Young Sohn at the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, revealed that company had sold over one million foldable Galaxy Fold smartphones. While that number doesn’t seem to be huge, you should keep in mind that Samsung Galaxy Fold comes in a niche category and is first device under a new category of products. And yes, it’s expensive.
Samsung introduced Galaxy Fold at the MWC 2019. The Galaxy Fold sports a HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Flex Display. When folded it measures 4.6 inches, and when unfolded, it transforms into a 7.3-inch ‘Dynamic AMOLED display,’ which can be used to multitask, watch videos, and play games. The Galaxy Fold is powered by a next-generation AP chipset and 12GB of RAM with PC-like performance. The Galaxy Fold can charge itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare.
The Galaxy Fold comes with six lenses -- three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover. There is a 10MP f2.2 selfie camera at the cover. The rear has three cameras 16MP ultra wide camera, f2.2, 12MP wide-angle camera, dual pixel AF, OIS, f1.5/F2.4, 12MP telephoto camera, PDAF, OIS, f2.4, 2X optical zoom. There is also a front dual camera 10MP selfie camera f2.2 and a 8MP RGB depth camera with f1.9.
In India, the Galaxy Fold costs Rs 1,64,999 for the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant. The device went on sale on October 20. The smartphone also comes with Galaxy Fold Premier Service with one-on-one assistance with a Fold Concierge and one-year accidental damage protection.