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Samsung making more foldable displays as Galaxy Fold keeps selling out

The Galaxy Fold has been released in a lot more markets over the past month. Samsung has been offering the device in limited quantities and it has been selling out almost everywhere. The company has managed the roll out well and may now be planning to make more units than it had originally thought.

According to a report out of South Korea, Samsung Display is ramping up the production of foldable display panels since the Galaxy Fold has been selling really well. If the company feels that it can end up selling more units than first planned, it would obviously make sense to do that.

Galaxy Fold has been selling out fairly quickly

The report mentions that Samsung Display had planned to produce 67,000 foldable display panels last month after making 40,000 in August. However, the company made 92,000 panels, a 40 percent increase over the original target.

As the Galaxy Fold continues to sell out, Samsung would want to maintain the momentum by fully operating the manufacturing lines for foldable displays. It’s now expected to produce 102,000 panels in October and 99,000 in November. It can reportedly make 3,300 foldable panels every single day and if these targets are to be hit, Samsung Display will have to keep the manufacturing lines running at full speed for the next few months.

Demand for the Galaxy Fold will taper off eventually. The controlled manner in which Samsung is releasing the device has helped increase sales. Rarity is always a good tactic to employ and Samsung had done that very well.

  • Model: SM-F900F
  • Dimensions: Unfolded: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm Folded: 160.9 x 62.9 x 15.5 mm
  • Display: 7,3" (185.4mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS F2.2 & 12MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4Wide & 12MP, CMOS F2.4 Telephoto

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preime101
preime101

given all the problems and glitches groundbreaking first gen tech like this brings with it I doubt Samsung will ever want to sell more than 1million units. I suspect they will be lucky to break even despite the high price point just due to all the manufacturing errors this screen seems to suffer from. Looking forward to seeing what gen 2 & 3 of the fold will be like.

SAMSUNGNO1
SAMSUNGNO1

Why not. For the sake clearing inventories, getting back some capital and ready to deploy gen 2 & 3. 1 million units is easy peasy and FYI, the failure rates are low as out of 10,000 sold only 1 or 2 have problems which works out to 0.01% Only those trashy medias who only wanted to cook up sensational news to hit milestones make it seem like the failure rate is high. Please exercise extreme wisdom when you consume media from those soon to be dying medias as without clickbaits and sensationalism, they won’t be able to sell their advertisement… Read more »