Reacting to the sales figures of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei has unveiled those of the Mate X. According to the manufacturer, since its limited release in November in China, it has sold 100,000 copies of the foldable smartphone each month.
If 2019 was not the scene of a great war of foldable smartphones, two competitors still armed against each other. The Samsung Galaxy Fold faced Huawei’s Mate X, but the latter did not have the opportunity to impact the Western market. That’s due to the ban imposed by the American authorities.
At CES 2020, Samsung announced its sales figures for the Galaxy Fold as “between 400,000 and 500,000 units”. This is after previously wrongly announcing that a million units had been sold. Huawei has decided to respond to this announcement.
200,000 HUAWEI MATE X SOLD IN TWO MONTHS
According to GSM Arena, which takes up information from the Chinese newspaper Sina, the manufacturer said that since its release on November 15, the Mate X has sold 100,000 copies per month. This would therefore amount to approximately 200,000 units to date.
This figure may seem less impressive than that of its competitor. But it should be remembered that Huawei Mate X is only sold in China. In addition, it was available for less time than its competitor. So it remains very impressive. However, we have no way of verifying Huawei’s numbers, and Samsung has proven that an error could be made in these big claims.
In the meantime, the Chinese media outlet Sina revealed Huawei halved the shipping window. Meaning all users buying its devices on a Friday flash sale would receive their new shiny foldable device by Tuesday, instead of waiting a full week. Currently, the Mate X costs CNY16,999 ($2,447) while the Galaxy Fold goes for CNY15,999 ($2,303).
As for the Mate X, it is about to get an update with the Mate Xs expected at MWC 2020. It could well be made available on the Western market, without Google applications, however like the Mate 30 Pro.