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After Samsung, HUAWEI now reveals how many foldable phones it has sold

HUAWEI has apparently shipped half as many Mate X units as Samsung's Galaxy one single market.

Published onJanuary 10, 2020

HUAWEI Mate X Foldable Phone Hands On display unfolded

A few days after Samsung revealed that it has sold close to half a million Galaxy Folds, HUAWEI has announced its own shipping numbers for the Mate X. The company reportedly revealed that it ships 100,000 units of its foldable phone every month.

The HUAWEI Mate X went on sale in China on November 15 and is not available anywhere else in the world right now. If HUAWEI’s numbers are in fact accurate, the company would have sold close to 200,000 Mate X phones till now. That’s 200,000 units in China itself.

Compared to the Mate X, the Galaxy Fold has a much wider reach. Samsung’s foldable phone is sold across US, South Korea, the UK, India, Germany, France, and a few more countries. Samsung started shipping the Fold in September of last year and it hit China just a week before the Mate X.

HUAWEI possibly decided not to ship the Mate X globally thanks to its ongoing tiff with the US government. The lack of Google services would have surely hindered its popularity in other markets given it already has a hefty price tag. The Mate X costs close to $2,400, almost $$300-400 more than the Galaxy Fold depending on where you buy it.

At that price, selling 100,000 units a month only in one country seems pretty impressive for HUAWEI. In fact, the company doubled up efforts to sell phones in its home market after the US trade ban.

HUAWEI is now 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 could also be a China-only launch.

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