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Samsung did not announce specific bookings, but the second round of bookings was about 4,000 to 6,000, twice the first round of 2,000 to 3,000 on September 5. The first Galaxy Fold was sold out in 15 minutes only through SK Telecom, a local operator in Korea, and Korea Telecom.
Industry sources say Samsung is likely to increase production of Galaxy Fold due to strong demand. "Given the popularity of Galaxy Fold at home, Samsung is considering increasing production." South Korean local media "Asia Times" quoted Samsung executives as saying.
The only challenge Samsung faces in its plans to increase production is limited supply of display components, such as polyimide films produced by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese company, the source said. Galaxy Fold was originally launched in April, but was delayed to September due to technical failures.
In addition to the popular Galaxy Fold, Samsung's latest Galaxy Note model also has good sales momentum in Korea. Samsung said sales of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus in South Korea had exceeded 1 million units by September 16. Galaxy Note 10 SeriesMobile phoneIt was listed in Korea on August 23.
For the Galaxy Note 10 series, sales exceeded 1 million units in 25 days, setting a new record. The previous record was maintained by the Galaxy S8 series, which went on sale in 2017 and sold more than 1 million units in 37 days. The Galaxy Note 9 series took 53 days to complete the sales.
Samsung said Note10 Plus accounted for 63% of the sales, with 40% of the buyers being women and 20% being 20-year-olds.