Huawei Pushes Back The Launch Date Of The Mate X To September
In the month of February, Chinese tech titan, Huawei launched the world’s first 5G foldable smartphone which is called the Huawei Mate X. Apparently, the device competes against the Galaxy Fold from Samsung which has an inner folding design. The device was set to go on sale starting 26 April, however, due to some technical issues the launch of the device was delayed for an undefined period. The device was plagued with display issues which were faced by early reviewers including Youtubers and social media celebrities.
To prevent the same situation happening with the Mate X, Huawei has pushed the launch date its foldable device. Instead of the original date of commercial availability which was set to June, the device will now go on sale in the month of September. Huawei claims that after the debacle of its rival from Samsung, the company wants to make sure their offering is upto the mark and is consumer ready.
Although, reports also suggest that the reason behind the delay of Mate X’s launch date is the trade ban that has been imposed on the company by the Commerce Department of the US. Despite the fact, it cannot be confirmed what the actual reason behind the delay of the device is. All in all, only time will tell what the future beholds for Huawei and its devices. To recall, the following are the specs and features fo the Mate X:
The Huawei Mate X has a futuristic design with front glass and rear metal construction. The device when in its folded state is 11 mm thick and only 5 mm thick when in the unfolded state. The right side of the smartphone is occupied by the volume rockers and the power button that also doubles as a fingerprint sensor. The Mate X sports an 8 inch foldable display that has a resolution of 2480 x 2200 px and 8:7.1 aspect ratio. However, when in folded state the large display can be used as two separated front and rear displays. The front display measures 6.6 inch while the rear display measures 6.38 inch.
The Mate X has a Leica optics equipped triple camera setup which is vertically placed on the right edge of the rear of the smartphone. Uniquely, the triple camera setup on is also used to take selfies as the rear display can be used as a control for the camera shutter. The bottom of the smartphone houses dual microphone pinholes, loudspeaker grille, and a USB Type-C port which can be used for charging and data syncing. The Mate X packs the Kirin 980 SoC which consists of an Octa-CPU and the Mali G76 GPU. It is powered by dual batteries which have a combined capacity of 4500 mAh and are present in either half of the handset. Praiseworthy, it also supports super fast charging at 55 watts.
Finally, we will still have to wait and see if Huawei is able to release the foldable device at the updated launch date or not, taking the US trade ban into consideration.