TEKNOKU.me – Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, claims that sales of Mate X folding-screen phones are satisfactory.
Huawei boasted that since it was released in China in November 2019, Mate X sales reached 100,000 units every month.
This was stated by Huawei in the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) some time ago.
If calculated since November, that means Huawei has sold around 200,000 units of Mate X to date.
Even though it looks big, the number is far less when compared to the sale of Samsung Galaxy Fold folding screen phones that were first launched and circulated in the market.
So far, Huawei Mate X’s marketing area is still limited, which is only available in China.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 event in Las Vegas last week, Samsung officials, Young Sohn, claimed that the Galaxy Fold has sold 400 thousand to 500 thousand units since its launch in September 2019.
Huawei and Samsung are considered as two manufacturers of folding-screen phones with the fastest sales that have been able to flood the market since 2019.
At CES 2019, several folding smartphone prototypes are also on display, including Microsoft and Motorola Razr, which will reportedly be launched this year.
At present, Huawei markets Mate X at a price of 16,999 yuan, equivalent to 2.464 USD. While the Samsung Galaxy Fold is marketed for 15,999 yuan, equivalent to 2.319 USD.
As previously known, Mate X was introduced by Huawei in the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) event.
The cellphone was originally planned to launch in July 2019, but the company decided to postpone the launch because it wanted to improve and improve the folding screen system on cellphones.
On the other hand, at the CES 2020 event, folding screen technology has now penetrated into laptop devices. This is evidenced by the presence of the ThinkPad X1 Fold which is a folding laptop made by Lenovo.