The Samsung Galaxy Fold was meant to be the promise device where it would usher in a new era in smartphones and form factors, but unfortunately, reviews of the handset have been lukewarm at best. That being said, it has not stopped people from being curious about the phone all the same.
Over in China, the handset was recently launched and it appears to have been a hit. According to Samsung, they have confirmed that they have sold out of their initial stock in a matter of minutes, while third-party retailer Jingdong.com claims that they sold out of their stock in just two seconds.
Now, we don’t know how many units Samsung had made available in China, but apparently it is said to be around 20,000 units. While this pales in comparison to the number of Galaxy S and Note phones, given its price point (a little over $2,000 after conversion) and new form factor, we’re actually surprised that it sold as quickly as it did.
Whether or not customers will be happy with their purchase is a different story, but for now, it looks like it’s good news for the company. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Fold 2 in 2020 where there is a chance it could end up looking like a foldable clamshell phone.