Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable Android smartphone in the Indian market, was launched on October 1. During the first sale, the company had sold 1,600 units in just 30 minutes. On Friday, the smartphone maker made headlines saying that the company has so far sold 1 million units of Samsung Galaxy Fold. Clarifying over it, Samsung said that it has not sold 1 million units of Galaxy Fold units as reported by the media.
According to a report by Yonhap, Samsung has denied such reports saying that the company’s spokesperson may have confused the initial sales target for the Galaxy Fold which was interpreted as the sales achieved so far. It is worth mentioning here that while Samsung confirmed it hasn’t sold 1 million Galaxy Fold units, the smartphone maker did not reveal the actual figures.
Previously, Samsung Electronics’ President Young Sohn was quoted as saying, “And I think that the point is, we are selling a million of these products. There are a million people that want to use this product at $2,000,” at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin event.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Fold comes equipped with two displays - with one flat-screen featuring at the front and the second internal screen that sports a foldable design. While the front display has a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an HD+ (840x1960 pixels) resolutions and 21:9 aspect ratio, the foldable display includes a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel that has a QXGA+ (1536x2152 pixels) resolution with 4.2:3 aspect ratio.
Samsung Galaxy Fold runs Android 9 Pie with a tweaked One UI skin on top. The phone is powered by an octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM. It also comes with a 512GB of internal storage. Note that the storage is not expandable.
On the imaging front, Samsung Galaxy Fold has a triple rear camera setup, two cameras at the front, and a single selfie shooter on the cover. On the back, the triple camera setup includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an ultra-wide f/2.2 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with a Dual Pixel AF lens that supports OIS and variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture. There is also a 12-megapixel telephoto tertiary sensor with PDAF, OIS, an f/2.4 lens that enables 2X optical zoom. The front-facing dual camera setup features a 10-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary RGB depth sensor with an f/1.9 lens. On the other hand, the cover of the phone includes a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. It comes with stereo speakers. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, geomagnetic, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint, and proximity sensor.
It packs a dual battery that has a capacity of 4,380mAh and supports wired as well as wireless charging. Also, there is a Wireless PowerShare feature that enables reverse charging.
The device measures 62.8x160.9x17.1 mm when folded and 117.9x160.9x7.6 mm when unfolded along with 276 grams of weight. The price for the lone 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant of Samsung Galaxy Fold in India has been set at Rs 1,64,999. The phone comes in the Cosmos Black colour option.