Samsung was forced to cancel its Galaxy Fold launch few months earlier following reports of faulty displays. As a result, Huawei revealed that it is taking extra cautions before releasing Huawei Mate X, the company’s foldable smartphone following Samsung’s struggles to launch similar device. However, we might not have to wait long before getting the smartphone in our hands as the company recently confirmed that Huawei will release the smartphone by September.
During his recent interview with TechRadar, Vincent Pang, the President of Huawei’s Western European Region said, “It’s coming in September – at the latest. Probably earlier, but definitely September is guaranteed.” While the future of Huawei is still uncertain following the recent ban from the U.S, Pang said that the smartphone will have Android pre-installed in the device as Huawei announced the smartphone back in February when Huawei wasn’t part of the United States Entity list.
While we will have to wait to find out if the current U.S. government revises its decision to ban Huawei from conducting business with U.S. companies, Pang suggested that Huawei’s decision to delay the smartphone’s release has nothing to do with the ban. He claimed that Huawei spent last couple of months to develop the screen of the device to ensure a smooth release of the smartphone.
As for specifications, the Huawei Mate X will close outward unlike the traditional concept. The front display will have a 6.6-inch display with a 1148×2480 resolution. As for the back screen, it is a 6.4-inch display with 2200×2480 resolution. Apart from this, the Huawei Mate X will pack a Kirin 980 chip accompanied by 8GB memory and 512GB storage.
Despite the claims, it’ll be interesting to see if Huawei manages to launch the smartphone in September. However, given that the smartphone will have a $2,600 price tag, it’ll be interesting to see how many customers Huawei can attract following the company’s recent struggles.