Just a day after Samsung's CEO revealed that it has sold around 400K-500K units of the Galaxy Fold, Huawei has also provided some insight into the sales of its foldable device, the Mate X. The company has revealed that it is shipping 100,000 units of the device per month.
One important thing to note here is that the Galaxy Fold is available in most of the major markets of the world including the U.S., UK, and parts of Europe. The device also went on sale a week ahead of the Mate X. In comparison, Huawei's foldable device is only sold in China where it launched on November 15. Thus, going by the company's number, it must have sold 200K units of the Mate X so far. Given the limited availability of the Mate X, selling 200K units in two months could be considered pretty impressive.
Both foldable devices were announced in the first quarter of 2019 but their launch was delayed due to reliability issues with their design.Huawei decided against selling the Mate X outside of China due to the ongoing U.S.-China tiff which saw its Android license getting revoked. This has prevented the company from launching new devices outside of its home country with Google Play services pre-installed. The Mate X costs almost $2,500 in China so launching such an expensive device in the international market without access to Google Play services may not have translated into much success for the company.
Samsung and Huawei are now both preparing to launch their next foldable device at MWC 2020 next month.
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