Breaking: Huawei Mate X delayed until September
Huawei has delayed its upcoming folding display smartphone, the Huawei Mate X, which was due to launch this month. A Huawei spokesperson told Android Authority the phone has been pushed back until September, but the spokesperson was unable to provide additional information.
CNBC reports the phone has been delayed while Huawei conducts further tests on the device. This is said to have been decided in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Fold issues; Samsung’s first folding display smartphone has also had its release date pushed back, and the new date is yet to be announced.
Tech reviewers spotted the Galaxy Fold’s issues just days before it was set to be released, leading Samsung to postpone it. Huawei Mate X units, to our knowledge, hadn’t yet made their way to reviewers, so we don’t know if it had displayed any issues or if Huawei is simply being extra cautious.
There’s also a possibility the move is related to the recent restrictions the U.S. placed on Huawei, which Huawei recently confirmed had lead to the cancelation of an upcoming MateBook release.