The controversial and troubled Samsung smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold was launched in September 2019 in the US and various parts of the world. Earlier this week, an executive from Samsung revealed the number of sales of the Galaxy Fold smartphone. He stated that the company sold about 400,000 to 500,000 units worldwide. The unit sales numbers were revealed by Koh Dong-jin, president and CEO of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Communication division. According to Korean-based Yonhap News Agency, Koh Dong-jin made his remarks to reporters in Las Vegas during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show.
After Samsung revealed the numbers, Huawei also came up with their shipping numbers for the Mate X. Huawei assured that it shipped 100,000 units of its foldable phone every month. Huawei Mate X went on sale in November 2019 and it is only available in China. So if the numbers from Huawei are true, the company has already sold 200,000 units in China itself.
The reach of Samsung Galaxy Fold is far more wider than Huawei Mate X. The Galaxy Fold smatphone is sold across US, South Korea, the UK, India, Germany, France, and a few more countries. On the other hand, Mate X costs around $2,400, almost $$300-400 more than the Galaxy Fold. So selling 100,000 units a month is quite amazing for Huawei in comparison with the Galaxy Fold.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone was expected to get launched in April 2019. However, issues with the device’s display and its flexible hinge were discovered by media outlets and beta testers who had received the device for early reviews. The Galaxy Fold’s launch was delayed until September in order to fix those problems.
Samsung is rumored to launch the new Galaxy Fold 2 in early 2020. The upcoming device is expected to use a flip-phone clamshell design, similar to the new upcoming Motorola Razr smartphone reboot. On the other hand, Huawei is also expected to launch an iterative successor to the Mate X at MWC 2020. The phone is expected to be called the Mate XS and could come with incredible charging speeds. Once again, the new foldable device is expected to be a China-only launch.