Samsung aims to “significantly increase” sales of foldables for 2020

Enrique, 06 November 2019

With the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Korean phone maker is on to something. A couple of weeks back, Samsung announced it aims to deliver 5 to 6 million foldable phones next year as demand increases for them.

Samsung’s AI forum kicked off a couple of days ago in Seoul where it discusses the development of future technologies. At the event, Samsung CEO DJ Koh confirmed that it would “significantly increase the sales of foldable smartphones next year”.

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In recent leaks, we learned that Samsung would announce a new W20 clamshell phone that would feature a foldable display – as a successor to the China-exclusive clamshell Samsung flagship. Perhaps with the new W20 foldable clamshell, Samsung may expand its availability outside of China. Otherwise, it is believed to be announced sometime this month.

Samsung aims to “significantly increase” sales of foldables for 2020

With the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company faced challenges with the manufacturing process and even had to delay the launch of its nearly $2,000 smartphone for around half a year to improve the durability of the Galaxy Fold.

We are still some time away from mass production of thin, flexible glass – but until then, we’re excited to see the transition to a new form-factor and its great to see phone makers break away from the candy slab form factor.

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Xiaomi, Huawei, and Motorola also have foldable phones on the way, the latter is expected to announce a RAZR reboot next week with a foldable clamshell display whose hardware resembles the iconic clamshell.

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Tats not a true. Fold were available since sempember this yyear flexpay was available to buy in mid summer.

  • Anonymous
  • 08 Nov 2019
  • 3DR

the flexpai was the first foldable phone to be produced in a prototype form. the fold was the first foldable to be available to consumers to purchase

Ummm... no, thanks. I'll stick with LG's Dual Screen accessory, ZTE Axom M, and Microsoft Surface Duo. That plastic creasing in the middle of the screen is a total nightmare! Would be happy to have two screen instead, I can run two diifferent apps si...

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