Samsung’s first folding-screen phone, the Galaxy Fold, has been one of the most anticipated models. All of its first batches were selling like hotcakes. But they are on the market for a relatively long time. And it’s quite interesting to know how this handset performs.
As The Verge reports, Samsung Electronics President Young Sohn revealed at an event held in Berlin on Thursday that the Galaxy Fold has sold 1 million units.
Particularly, the source says though this folding screen phone stumbled during the listing process and had had reliability issues, Sun Yingquan said that ‘one million consumers are willing to use this product for the price of $2,000.’
In fact, the Galaxy Fold was officially launched in China on November 8. The Huawei folding screen smartphone Mate X, which was listed one week later, is not available for purchase because all three parties were sold out instantly.
How The Samsung Galaxy Fold Performs?
As early as this year, Samsung and Huawei have launched folding screen phones, but have repeatedly delayed listing for different reasons.
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold should go on sale on April 21. But a week earlier, it faced a serious problem related to its folding part. In an interview with The Verge at the end of June, Gao Dongzhen, president of Samsung’s mobile division, admitted that Samsung had made some deviations in the folding screen phone.
On September 6, the Galaxy Fold finally went on sale in South Korea after some twists and turns. The 5G version is equipped with the Snapdragon 855 + X50 5G baseband and is priced at 2.398 million won (about $2000). According to Samsung, the first Galaxy Fold sold out as soon as it went on the market.
However, the seemingly popular Galaxy Fold has not been satisfactory. Korean consumers found that the problem of ‘the left and right screens are out of sync and scrolls like waves’.
How The Huawei Mate X Performs?
The Huawei Mate X was announced on February 24 this year. At that time, the overseas version was priced at 2299 Euros. But Huawei said at the time that it would also conduct 5G testing with operators, which caused the Chinese version to be repeatedly delayed.
Eight months later, on October 23, the Mate X was released. At the launch time, He Gang, president of Huawei’s consumer business smartphone product line, announced that the 8GB + 512GB version is priced at 16999 yuan ($2439) and will be sold in limited quantities on Huawei Mall on November 15.
In an interview, He Gang stated that there is no target for the sales of Mate X and they will continue to optimize the product. He also revealed that the Mate Xs equipped with Kirin 990 5G Soc chip will be available in March 2020.
In addition to Huawei and Samsung folding screen phones that are already on sale, Lenovo also released the first folding screen smartphone, namely Motorola Razr on November 15. The latter is equipped with a 6.2-inch foldable OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, Android 9 Pie out of the box, and is priced at $1,499.