Huawei Mate X delayed until September (Update: No delay in Canada) (Latest version)


Update, June 14, 2019 (11:34 ET): According to the Canadian newspaper Mobile SyrupThe original planned date for launching the folding Huawei Mate X in Canada is still on.

However, this does not mean that Canada will see the device in June or even the rest of the world. Back in May, Mobile Syrup reported that Mate X would land in the country in "Q4 2019" without giving a specific release period. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Huawei Canada spokesperson confirmed today that the global delay of Mate X as described below will not affect the as-unknown Canadian date.

In other words, the global delay of the Mate X to September is likely to mean that the release in Canada will be closer to the global release instead of months ahead.


Original article, June 14, 2019 (6:52 ET): Huawei has its upcoming folding display smartphone, the Huawei Mate X. Originally set to launch this month, a Huawei spokesperson said Android Authority The phone was pushed back to September, but the spokesperson could not provide additional information.

CNBC the phone has been delayed while Huawei is doing further tests on the device – something that is said to be in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Fold issues. The Wall Street Journal (paywall) also reported on the Mate X delay, in which Huawei wants to "improve the quality of the folding screen."

The Galaxy Fold, Samsung's first folders display smartphone, has also pushed back its release period Technical reviewers have experienced some issues with it. It took place just days before the phone's scheduled release last April; Samsung is not yet a new release date.

Huawei Mate X tablet mode on the table

Huawei Mate X units, to our knowledge, have not yet posted their reviewers, so we do not know if it has caused any problems or Huawei is only extra careful.

But in she spent some time with it, our own Kris Carlon noted the presence of a bump where the Mate X screen folds. The Galaxy Fold also has this problem – we suspect it was just something we gotta get used to early folding exhibits, but maybe it's improved.

There is also a possibility that the Mate X delay is related to the recent restrictions the US placed on Huawei, recently confirmed by Huawei, led to the cancellation of & # 39; s emerging As Book release.

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The future of the Android operating system on Huawei phones is also in doubt, as it will lose the Android license in the coming weeks (as part of US sanctions). CNBC suggested that the phone still runs Android, but WSJ claim discussions are still being held or will use the Android license. It is unclear whether these discussions take place internally at Huawei or between Huawei and Google, Alphabet or another party.

Huawei itself has a mobile phone operating system, reportedly as Oak OS Outside China, but details about what it would offer are scarce. It is believed that Huawei might be right to launch it this year.

The Mate X has been set up for around 2,299 euros (~ 2,600 dollars) packaging premium specifications and 5G support; You can see what it looks like in action the short track here.

We keep you informed of all the Mate X news as we get it. Until there is more, let me know what you think of the situation in the comments.

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