28 July 2019
Huawei seems to have finalized the launch date for its first foldable phone Mate X after delaying it for a sensible reason. The Senior Vice President Vincent Peng has reportedly said to the tech site TechRadar that the device is coming in September.
“It's coming in September at the latest. Probably earlier, but definitely September is guaranteed."
While Huawei does officially confirm the timeframe for the launch of Mate X, Samsung is yet to commit to an exact relaunch date for Galaxy Fold. Well, during a speech held recently in its home country, Samsung did say that the Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market but it didn’t share any exact launch timeframe.
Huawei postponed the launch of Mate X so that the quality of the foldable screen should be improved. Secondly, the company again put its first foldable phone to more tests so as to be extra sure after what has happened with Samsung Galaxy Fold’s display. This is, in fact, a sensible move by Huawei to do some extra tests so that its phone doesn’t go through any kind of criticisms like Samsung’s.
Upon asking what Huawei was doing to ensure the durability of the Mate X’s plastic OLED screen, Pang replied, “that's a secret. But we have done a lot of tests, especially for that.”
While talking to the tech site, Pang also said,
"It's basically the same hardware [as we showed at MWC].. He said Huawei has spent its time tweaking the software so that applications adapt to full-screen mode, when the Mate X is unfolded in the tablet orientation.