Huawei Mate X postpones launch of foldable smartphone in September 2019

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Introduction about Huawei Mate X

 Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone launch in September. The company initially targeted a launch in June, but the brand says it is conducting more extensive testing. The brand cites the setbacks of its direct competitor the Samsung Galaxy Fold to explain this renewed caution.

 

A spokesman for Huawei quoted by CNBC said Friday, June 14 that Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone, the collapsible smartphone brand, will finally be on the market in September. The interlocutor of our fellow CNBC would have said: “we do not want to launch a product that will destroy our reputation.” Huawei is extremely cautious after the first negative feedback from its direct competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Huawei Mate X postpones the launch until September

Fold units sent to journalists have proved unusable, sometimes after a day of use. The main problem was a movie firmly stuck on the screen that the first users thought could be removed (while this film was part of the screen). Others have also encountered problems when the dust has accumulated in the hinge.

Thus Samsung and some operators who proposed to reserve the Galaxy Fold before its exit has canceled the first pre-orders. The launch of the Galaxy Fold was originally scheduled for April in France but has been postponed sine die for Samsung to conduct new tests and correct the biggest defects of the product.

However, the brand has not yet announced a new date, and simply repeats that we will know more “in a few weeks”. The launch of the first Huawei collapsible smartphone is an important event for the brand, which lives on a page in its history that is, to say the least, complicated. The company has become over the years a bargaining chip in the trade war between the United States and China.

The Huawei Mate X is a new impetus

Huawei is excluded from the US market and technology – and has already had to postpone the launch of a laptop because of this. From August 19, US companies or using US technologies that continue to maintain relations with Huawei may be punished. What complicates the continuation of activities of the group, even if it develops alternatives, especially to Android.

These past few weeks have not been synonymous with bad news for the brand. China is speeding up its 5G deployment schedule – and Russia has already signed to allow Huawei to roll out the 5G network in the country. The Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone, ultra-premium device at 2299 €, will be precisely compatible with 5G networks. CNBC adds that product launch will be a priority in countries deploying their 5G network.