The Galaxy Fold may seem like a questionable device to adopt given its price tag and history, but that hasn’t stopped sales.
Samsung President Young Sohn – speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin – revealed that estimated sales of the handset in October envisioned around 500,000 units being sold, but actual sales have seen that figure doubled. Sohn said:
“And I think that the point is, we’re selling [a] million of these products. There’s a million people that want to use this product at $2,000.”
The Galaxy Fold was set to release waaay back this year, but the launch was delayed because of the ream of issues it encountered when it was sent out for initial review, with reviewers peeling off of the protective layer on the screen as well as experiencing hinge issues – all of which was supposed to be addressed in a redesign.
The new and improved version was sent out for review mostly without a hitch, but one reviewer experienced display issues even after Samsung’s changes.
In spite of all that, and even with its hefty price tag of $2,999, the phone flew off the shelves upon release, selling out just minutes after its initial launch in Korea. The UK release also saw high demand, with a restock needed to replenish stock shortly after it hit the market.
This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.