Although foldable smartphones were in the works for a long time, smartphone enthusiasts finally got their glimpse into foldable devices as a number of smartphone manufacturers released their foldable devices earlier last year. While we don’t know for sure how popular Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has become following the device’s problematic initial launch, Huawei has claimed that the company is selling about 100,000 units per month in China.
This news comes shortly after Samsung revealed that it was selling between 400,000 to 500,000 units per month. On the other hand, Mate X isn’t available for customers outside China and if the 100,000 units are accurate, then the launch should be considered extremely successful considering Mate X’s hefty price tag.
In case you didn’t know, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is currently available for customers across US, UK, France, Germany, India, and South Korea along with some other countries. Moreover, the Galaxy Fold is currently available for $2,000 while the Mate X is available for $2,400. Interestingly, rumors have surfaced that both companies are set to unveil cheaper versions of the foldable devices during this year’s MWC. As a result, it will be interesting to see how they make the foldable devices more affordable.
At the moment, Motorola has announced its own foldable smartphone with Razr that resembles the company’s highly popular flip phones from the past. Although we don’t know for sure, Samsung is rumored to announce Galaxy Bloom that will feature similar design features later next month.
As we move forward, more smartphone manufacturers will release their foldable smartphones. Google has revealed that it is working on its own foldable device for a while. As analysts previously claimed that manufacturers will sell more than 30 million foldable devices, it is likely that the foldable devices will become cheaper in the coming years.