11 July 2019
Huawei's Mate X foldable smartphone could be closer to an official launch. A Chinese store has put up promotional posters suggesting that the launch is nearer than ever. These posters show what the device looks like along with different features and specifications. Unfortunately, they do not mention any dates which mean we can only make guesses.
The Mate X was originally introduced at MWC 2019 in Barcelona with a possible launch sometime around June 2019. The launch was delayed by Huawei with the goal of additional testings to ensure that everything works as intended. The decision seems to be have been inspired by seeing the Samsung Galaxy Fold display issues which caused the company to halt the launch. In fact, it officially acknowledged that the foldable device was pushed to the market before it was actually ready.
The idea of a Mate X launch being closer is also based on the statement from Huawei product division president He Gang. He was talking on the sidelines of the Nova 5 series launch event and said that the foldable flagship should become available in late July or early August. This is for the Chinese launch and as for the global launch, we will surely have to wait for some more time.
Once it starts selling, the Huawei Mate X will also become one of the early 5G-powered smartphones to become available. It was last month when Huawei shared a video clip showing 5G network speed tests on the device. It was able to cross the 1Gbps mark during the test which should make potential buyers happy.