Last we heard in April Huawei was still doing ahead with its launch of the Huawei Mate X, despite Samsung’s issues with their own folding phone.
Since then however America’s trade war with China has exploded, with Huawei one of the main victims, and the company has now told CNBC and The Wall Street Journal that it was postponing the launch to September, up from its earlier target of June.
Huawei said it wanted to do more testing and wanted to take a cautious approach to the launch.
“We don’t want to launch a product to destroy our reputation,” the spokesperson told CNBC.
A bigger issue to many however is whether the device would be running Google’s Android. The spokesman said it would, as it was developed before Huawei was placed on America’s Entity List.
Huawei, however, has its own plan B, in the form of their own operating system, but this would, however, make the device much less desirable to users.
Huawei said for the launch they would target countries with more established 5G networks. We do hope that Huawei gets a successful launch because, in our opinion, Mate X appears to work a lot better than the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Via The Verge