Netease Technology News on January 11, according to foreign media reports, Huawei recently announced sales of its foldable smartphone Mate X, which is about 100,000 monthly. Since the Mate X went on sale in China in mid-November last year, this means that it has sold about 200,000 units since its launch.
Given that the Mate X is only sold in China and is more expensive than similar Samsung Galaxy Fold products, the Mate X is priced at 16,999 yuan (about $ 2,400), and the Galaxy Fold is priced at $ 1980 (about RMB 14,087) The sales figures are not particularly disappointing.
However, the total sales of Mate X should be lower than Samsung Galaxy Fold. Samsung executives initially stated that since the Galaxy Fold went on sale in South Korea last September, 1 million units have been sold, but later corrected that number to “400,000 to 500,000 units” at CES.
Huawei and Samsung are the two leaders in the race to bring foldable smartphones to market in 2019. At CES 2019, prototypes of foldable smartphones abound. But Samsung beat most of its top competitors with the release of the Galaxy Fold, despite the subsequent setbacks.
After Samsung delayed the release of the Galaxy Fold due to production issues, it delayed the release to November to improve and improve its foldable screen. Huawei Mate X was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019 and was originally scheduled to be released in July of that year.
Huawei has not officially announced the launch date of the Mate X outside of China but has previously said that it will be available in Europe in the first quarter of this year. The Mate X’s half-face screen can be flipped backward, so when folded, it has screens on both sides. Mate X’s second-generation iterative product is expected to debut at MWC 2020 next month.
At this year’s CES, the trend of foldable devices expanded from mobile phones to notebooks. Many media have rated the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 as the best CES 2020 exhibit, and expect more foldable laptops to emerge in the coming months.