Report: The Huawei Mate X launch date looks to have slipped to November

Folding phones have endured a rocky start ever since the Samsung Galaxy Fold hit a snag and had to be pulled from sale. Noticing the well-publicised problems, Huawei initially delayed the launch of its own foldable — the Mate X.

According to , it appears that another delay will see the Mate X launch date slip to November. That means that we are likely to see the Galaxy Fold beat the Mate X to market. They note that the early ‘cert’ version they saw at Huawei’s Shenzhen HQ is only slightly different from the phone we saw in Richard Yu’s hands just a few weeks ago.

We were led to believe that we could see the Mate X launch in early September — potentially alongside the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. The problems that Samsung experienced with Galaxy Fold actually pushed engineers and designers to essentially halt all production and make the necessary changes to ensure a smooth and faultless release.

Having been in China myself recently at the Huawei Developers Conference, I managed to snag a quick close-up look and feel of the supposed refreshed Mate X. Having no point of reference for the old design, I instinctively examined the fold from the front and back of the display.

Mate X.

— Damien Wilde (@iamdamienwilde) August 9, 2019

They also note that the final version includes a slimmer lock button that “runs flush when the phone is placed flat,” there also has been some enhancements made to the hinge. The hinge is not expected to be made of carbon fiber either — something I was unable to check myself.

Huawei appears to want to launch the Mate X ahead of the upcoming holiday season globally and the Chinese Spring Festival in early 2020. We’re still hoping for an unveil of this new design alongside the rumored September 19 launch of the Mate 30 family.

Source: 9TO5Google

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