The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip represents the first clamshell smartphone presented in February by the Korean daca. Well, it seems that it has managed to do better than the first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. The motivation lies in the clear price difference between the two devices, making the Z Flip more palatable.
In March alone, 230,000 units were sold, 56.1% more than the numbers recorded in February. By comparison, Samsung managed to sell “just” 400,000 Galaxy Folds in 2019.
However, if on one hand the results seem to be encouraging, on the other there is the Galaxy S20 series which is giving very little satisfaction to the Korean company. A new report says that sales were 35% lower than those recorded by the S10 series in the past year.
As reiterated several times, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly played an important specific weight, so much so that the overall sales of Samsung smartphones have fallen by 22.4%. This is a considerable drop, but not as great as that recorded by the last top of the range of the Galaxy S series. In total, the company sold 89.46 million devices in March4.3% less than in February.
Apple, which like Samsung depends heavily on western markets, recorded a drop of 23.4% on an annual basis with a total of 10.14 million units marketed, a quarter less than the sales of the month of February. Meanwhile, Huawei is showing timid signs of recovery with a monthly increase of 26.6% thanks to the positive performance of its key market, the Chinese one, which is clearly rising.
Samsung has not had the same luck as its main markets were blocked during the month of April, as confirmed by the financials released in recent days. The coming weeks will be decisive to understand if the second quarter of the South Korean house will also see a further contraction or if we can see some signs of recovery.