Foldable phones are hip and happening, even though they are overly expensive and aren't really the kind of thing most people can justify buying. Samsung says its sold between 400,000 and 500,000 units, and Huawei, ever the competitor, just released its own sales figures that seem weirdly high.
This news comes just a few days after Samsung revealed the Galaxy Fold hadn't sold nearly a million units, as originally claimed, the real numbers are half that. Naturally it's rather convenient that Huawei has released a sales report that it's doing really well too - shipping 100,000 units every month.
The Mate X has been popular in China, with initial stock selling out within a few seconds of release. But it's only available in China right now, and costs 16,999 yuan (£1,881) which means these figures seem quite dodgy at first glance. Especially since Samsung would have to be selling at least 100,000 phones a month to hit its current sales figures, and it's available in six countries rather than one.
Though these are units shipped, not units sold, so there's bound to be a few lying around waiting for tech nerds to pick them up. And there over a billion people in China, many of whom will have some money to burn on fancy folding phones.