Galaxy Fold coming to more markets later this month
After a successful run in select markets so far, the Galaxy Fold is set to launch in more regions in the coming weeks. According to a report in The Korean Herald, Samsung will be releasing its foldable smartphone in Japan, Poland, Mexico, and Switzerland later this month. China, meanwhile, will get it on November 1, where it will compete with Huawei’s Mate X.
The report also says the Fold will not have the Samsung logo on its hinge in the Japanese market. Skipping the company logo has been a common trend with all the Galaxy smartphones in the country for many years now. The Fold launches in Japan on October 25.
Along with expanding availability to new markets, Samsung is also conducting additional rounds of Galaxy Fold flash sales in existing territories. India saw the second round of Fold pre-bookings last week, while a third batch went on sale in Korea earlier today on the company’s website and select online retailers like 11st, eBay, Coupang, etc.
Samsung hasn’t officially revealed the number of Galaxy Fold devices sold in Korea so far, but market estimates put it at 20,000 units through the first and second pre-order sales. The company supposedly put on offer another 10,000 units for the third sale. In India, meanwhile, Samsung reportedly sold 1,600 units during the first pre-booking sale that lasted for 30 minutes.
It is estimated that Samsung Display produced a total of 100,000 foldable AMOLED displays for the Galaxy Fold. A portion of this is supposedly set aside for replacements, which should give us an approximate number of Galaxy Fold units Samsung hopes to sell.