Samsung’s Galaxy Z FLIP foldable phone in second batch sells out in a flash in China

The latest sell-out proved that the demand for premium devices remains strong although the coronavirus outbreak hammers overall smartphone demand and supply alike in China.

Samsung Electronics Co.’ new foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip sold out in a flash again in China, showing high demand for the clamshell-type foldable phone remains rock solid despite dampened consumer sentiment worldwide due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Samsung Electronics began online sales of the Z Flip in a second batch across China along with top Chinese B2C online markets including Tmall, JD and Suning at 10 am Tuesday (local time), and the new category device sold out in 30 minutes.

When Samsung launched its first batch of the Z Flip in China on Feb. 27, they also sold out just in 9 minutes.

But Samsung Electronics did not disclose the exact number of the Z Flip phones sold in China so far.

The latest sell-out proved that the demand for premium devices remains strong although the coronavirus outbreak hammers overall smartphone demand and supply alike in China.

This suggests that the current crisis can be a chance for some smartphone brands to widen the gap with the rivals, market analysts expect.

Industry tracker Canalys forecast China’s smartphone shipments in the first quarter of this year will tumble by up to 50 percent from a year ago.

Hoping to repeat the success of the foldable phone, Samsung Electronics is readying to launch its new flagship Galaxy S20 series in China this month. More

By Pulse https://pulsenews.co.kr/