Huawei has moved to one up Samsung’s latest boast that’s it’s shipped over 400,000 Galaxy Folds.
According to Yonhaps News agency, the head of Samsung’s mobile business told a group of CES journalists that the company sold 400,000 – 500,000 Galaxy Folds last year. That’s a very respectable number when you consider the myriad of problems that plagued the mobile’s launch.
According to this handy little document, Huawei ships around 100,000 Mate X handsets each month – an eyebrow-raising number, given that the handset has only been around since November and is exclusively available in China.
The Galaxy Fold had a global release back in September, which was pushed back from its originally-planned May launch. If 400,000 models have been sold since September, then the Galaxy Fold must also be selling at roughly 100,000 models per month.
Huawei’s Mate X – according to our resident phone fondler, Max Parker – is a slick little gadget that “folds seamlessly” and comes with a host of high-end features. Like the Galaxy Fold, it boasts 5G and 512 GB storage. It is, by all accounts, a very impressive piece of tech.
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But it also costs €2299, which is considerably more than the £1900 Galaxy Fold. Are buyers really forking out an extra £300 for this phone? And why do you people want a flimsy foldable in the first place?
It the numbers are off, it wouldn’t be the first time that foldable sales figures have been botched. Samsung had to hastily correct a quote last year after its president Young Sohn said that 1 million Galaxy Folds had been sold – when in fact that figure referred to a company sales target.
We’ve reached out to Huawei for comment.