Galaxy Fold / W20 5G sells out in China in mere minutes, surprising no one
The Galaxy Fold has taken another small victory, this time in China, where the so-called Samsung W20 5G sold out in a flash. Unveiled last month as a slightly modified version of the Galaxy Fold, the W20 5G went on sale in China today via Samsung’s online store and partner retailer JD, but it didn’t take long before stocks depleted.
China’s exclusive Galaxy Fold boasting a white back panel and slight design changes to the metal frame went on sale for CNY 19,999 ($2,850), or roughly $700 more compared to most other markets. This didn’t stop buyers from picking up the device like it was going out of style.
Samsung W20 5G stocks will replenish next week
Although it is impressive to see how well the Galaxy Fold / W20 5G seemingly performs on the market, it’s important to keep in mind that the device was sold in China in limited quantities just like everywhere else. Whether it’s because Samsung has issues manufacturing the Galaxy Fold in larger numbers or if it’s part of the company’s marketing strategy, its premium foldable device followed pretty much the same pattern in every market in which it was introduced.
As a result, it should come as no surprise that Samsung intends on replenishing W20 5G stocks relatively soon. Those who have missed their opportunity to buy the device will have another shot on December 20. And with many prospective buyers probably fearing on missing out again, the W20 5G will likely sell out the second time around as well.