After being sold out swiftly during it’s debut sale, the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone is back for the second round of “limited sale” in China today.
However, the device was once again being sold out in less than a minute after it went on sale this morning. According to Huawei, the next round of sale will commence again on November 29th next week.
Although the device carries an astronomical price of 16,999 yuan (US$2,403) in China, but that doesn’t seems to be a hindering factor for the Chinese consumers to grab one for themselves.
According to Huawei, the next round of sale will commence again on November 29th next week. If you still remember, the Samsung Galaxy Fold was also sold out in many countries during it’s debut sale including Korea, China and Singapore. In China, the Galaxy Fold was reportedly sold out within a short span of just five minutes.
To ride on the growing popularity of foldable smartphones, both Huawei and Xiaomi are reportedly working on a next generation’s as the OEMs had already patented some of the possible designs.
In case you’d missed out, Huawei has recently patented a Razr-inspired foldable smartphone design, while Xiaomi patented a reverse-folding smartphone with five selfie cameras housed within a pop-up module.
Coming back to the Huawei Mate X, it’s international availability remains uncertain even though it already went on it’s second round of sale today. Previously, a Huawei’s spokesman had told CNBC that a global launch plan is still currently under review.
As mentioned before, one of the main reasons for Huawei’s hesitation to bring the Mate X to the global market is perhaps due to the omission of pre-installed Google Play apps and services on their latest smartphones as a result of the ongoing US Trade ban. With the omission of these crucial apps, it’s unlikely for consumers to fork out such a staggering sum of money for the device.