Samsung Galaxy Fold sold out in minutes in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Fold

“Given the unexpected demand for the Galaxy Fold in the country, Samsung increased the number of devices allocated for the second sale”

Samsung Galaxy Fold was initially planned to go on sale back in April, but ahead of the launch, the first commercial foldable phone from the brand was recalled over design flaws. Now, months after spending time fixing the issues with the protective film and hinge design, the Galaxy Fold finally went on sale in South Korea, and around 4,000 units ( 3,000 units at Samsung stores and a 1,000 units for the three major carriers combined) were sold out in ten minutes. Those who couldn’t get lucky said to have purchased the phone at a premium $4,000, which is double of the actual $1980. Given the unexpected demand, Samsung increased the devices allocated for the second sale.

Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung expects to ship around 1 million Galaxy Fold units over the next one year period

Samsung Galaxy Fold will be up for pre-orders on September 18th in Germany and the UK as well. All in all, Samsung expects to ship around 1 million Galaxy Fold units over the next one year period. To remind you, the Samsung Galaxy Fold flaunts a 7.3-inch QXGA+ dynamic AMOLED main display with 4.2:3 aspect ratio and a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED cover screen. The foldable phone ships with the latest Snapdragon 7nm octa-core processor with Adreno 640 GPU and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

As for cameras, Samsung Galaxy Fold rocks a 12-megapixel dual-pixel primary rear camera with LED flash, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, there is a 10MP primary snapper and an 8MP secondary shooter for selfies and video chats. Additionally, the handset also packs a 10MP cover camera. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security and Dolby Atmos. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, VHT80 4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, and MST. A 4,380mAh battery with fast charging support both on wired and wireless fuels the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single Core + 2.42 GHz, Tri core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 855
12 GB RAM
Display
7.3 inches (18.54 cm)
1536x2152 px, 362 PPI
Dynamic AMOLED
Camera
12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP Triple Primary Cameras
LED Flash
10 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
Battery
4380 mAh
Fast Charging
USB Type-C port
Samsung Galaxy Fold Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 164,999
Release Date: 20-Oct-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 12 GB RAM / 512 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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