Samsung is reportedly ramping up Galaxy Z Flip production already

Galaxy Z Flip Hands On
Galaxy Z Flip Hands On (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A new report claims Samsung is ramping up production of the Galaxy Z Flip.
  • Sales of the foldable Galaxy smartphone are said to be "stronger than expected" in several markets.
  • Industry sources suggest initial shipments of the Galaxy Z Flip could hit 500,000 units.

A report out of South Korea had recently claimed that initial sales of Samsung's new Galaxy S20 series phones are not as high as expected, due in part to the coronavirus outbreak. Samsung's foldable Galaxy Z Flip, however, is reportedly selling better than expected.

As per Digitimes, Samsung is now ramping up production of the foldable phone due to the strong initial sales. Citing industry sources, the Taiwanese publication says the initial batch of Galaxy Z Flip shipments to Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States have sold out.

Thanks to a significantly lower price tag than the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip shipments in South Korea alone are expected to hit 100,000 units by the end of this month. Initial shipments of the foldable phone are likely to cross 500,000 units globally. The industry sources also suggest Samsung might ramp up shipments of the Galaxy Z flip to five million units this year, provided the phone proves to be popular among consumers in China.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Galaxy Z Flip is an incredibly compact foldable smartphone that can easily fit into your pocket or bag. It also boasts flagship-grade specs and a design that truly sets it apart from other foldable phones that have been launched so far.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • WTF, what the flipp, I'm flipping out? Practical phone, nah? Durable, not really. But a very cool design, yes. Kinda b**ch slaps the Lenovorola razor, yeah? Well, everyone that's handling it, selling out? So there is a market? My main concern is fragile. A thin piece of glass coated with polymer? Do I want one, nah? I try never to buy a 1st yr product anything!
  • Cool conversation you just had with yourself... If you have any further questions please feel free to direct them at yourself here in the comment section of an article on a site nobody cares about anymore...
  • I got a Z Flip for my wife and she loves it. She originally wanted the new Motor Razr, but I asked her to hold out for the Z Flip, and we're both glad she waited. The Razr is way overpriced for what you get ― a small battery, a screen that makes unsettling sounds, a chin that gets in the way of navigating, and an awful excuse for a camera. The Z Flip is better in all of those aspects. The biggest shortcoming is the front display, which is half the size of a postage stamp.