O Huawei Mate X was scheduled for June, was postponed to September because it needed improvements in screen quality, and now it will be postponed again, this time without a specific reason. The company says, however, that the foldable phone will hit the market in 2019. Meanwhile, the SamsungGalaxy Fold will be sold starting next month.
The launch of Huawei Mate X should occur in November, says the manufacturer to the TechRadar; the idea is to take advantage of the shopping period that precedes the Chinese New Year in early 2020. “There is no longer a possibility for a launch in September, which leaves the door open for the Samsung Galaxy Fold to be the first foldable on the market. “
In addition, the TechRadar confirmed that the foldable phone has undergone some design changes, including refinements to the hinge called Falcon Wing and adjustments to the button that releases the foldable part of Mate X.
According to photos recently published on the social network Weibo, the device also gained an additional sensor with ToF (time of flight) technology to measure the distance of objects; now the camera is quadruple.
Huawei shared some ideas it had for Mate X. Engineers tried to use aluminum at the rear instead of steel to reduce the weight of the device – but the metal was not strong enough. They also want to use glass so that the device has touchscreens on both sides.
Foldable cell phones take time to reach the market
2019 promised to be the year of foldable phones, but it all started to go wrong when the Samsung Galaxy Fold suffered screen problems with one day of use. The company needed to make the device more resistant, and to homologate it again with regulatory agencies; its launch is scheduled for September.
Motorola has been working on foldable smartphones, and rumors said it would launch a Razr-branded device in February – which it did not. Xiaomi, in turn, exhibited a prototype of a double-folding cell phone that is not yet expected to reach the market.
With information: Gizmochina.