Huawei recently delayed the launch of its foldable mobile phone, Mate X to September. The highly anticipated mobile phone was first unveiled back in February and was dated to launch in mid-2019. It features an 8 inch OLED foldable panel. The 8-inch panel easily folds into two. In addition to it, Mate X features triple cameras, 5G Support, 8GB RAM and massive 512 GB of internal storage capacity. Chinese media reported that it was looking at Mate X to be launched in the month of June, however due to some reasons it is now delayed to September. However still no official release date of its launch has been announced by the company.
What are the reasons for delaying the launch of Huawei foldable Mate X?
Huawei claimed that the reason for postponing the launch of their foldable Mate X is only to improve the quality of their first ever foldable smartphone. The Chinese Tech Giant claimed that they have to check and improve the quality of the folding screen which is the most intricate technical component of this phone. The company also said that they are doing extensive testing to make sure that they are ready for the consumers. It also claimed that they are taking a cautious approach after the failed launch of the Samsung Galaxy fold.
The spokesperson of the Chinese Giant Tech said, “We do not want to launch our product to destroy our reputation.”
He confirmed in an interview that the company is doing extra testing on the phone to make sure that all the apps are working correctly after the device is fully unfolded.
Is the US Ban the main problem of delaying its launch?
On the other side some unconfirmed reports openly claimed that the main problem for postponing the launch of Huawei’s Mate X is the US ban and no the reliability of the untested Mate X. it is clear that after the ban the US firms cannot conduct any business dealing with Huawei and also Huawei is unable to license Google’s Android operating system. It is also hard to ignore the context around the export ban as well.
However, the spokesperson of Huawei has already cleared that Mate X will run Android because it was launched before Google banned its Android system for Huawei and the export ban does not affect the Mate X. Huawei claimed that the device will run on Google Android because Mate X presumably received its Android rights from Google before the ban went into effect
The US Government also gave 90 days of reprieve to Huawei but it will end before the launch of Mate X.
Huawei Operating System
Huawei also said that their HongMeng OS will not be rolling out to flagship grade device just yet, for now, it is only coming to their mid-range spectrum.
In the end, I should say that Huawei is already facing a difficult time and it is difficult for them to prove the reliability of their new devices. However it is probably a good thing for the company to take some time.
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