After several delays, the Mate X was launched in China last month. The phone is more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but despite its higher price tag, the Mate X may have beaten the Galaxy Fold to become the fastest selling foldable phone in its home market.
In comparison, the Galaxy Fold apparently sold out in the first five minutes of going on sale in China. It’s believed that Samsung had roughly 20,000 units on offer in China as part of the first wave of sales. In India too, 1,600 units of the Galaxy Fold sold out 30 minutes into the phone’s first sale.
How many Mate X phones did Huawei sell?
Well, that’s a bit of a mystery right now. Huawei has not disclosed the number of Mate X units that were put up for sale in the first round.
The company reportedly has a production capacity of 100,000 Mate X units per month. However, we highly doubt that’s the number of foldable phones it’s put up for the first sale.
Huawei has invested heavily in China after its US ban. The company ramped up operations in its native market to cushion anticipated losses due to the lack of Google services on its phones in the West.
Looks like Huawei is doing pretty well for itself on home turf. As for the Mate X, there’s still no word on a wider launch for the phone. Sales of the foldable device will probably be limited to China until the US government lifts trade sanctions.