X

The global foldable phone market appears to be heating up, with Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, confirming its Mate X successor will release next year, despite the former’s delayed launch.

Speaking to TechRadarHuawei has confirmed its Mate X will not release in September, however, remains confident the device will debut by year end.

The follow-up device is tipped to incorporate even more screens, by replacing inactive glass panels.

The news follows the delayed release of Samsung’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, after early reviewers experienced significant technical issues following unveiling late February.

Samsung Electronics claims it has fixed the Galaxy Fold, refining pain points, with the device set to broadly release internationally in September.

Like Huawei’s Mate X, precise Australian availability is yet to be officially confirmed.

Huawei Mate X 3 1024x592 Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020

Both devices are marketed as ultra-premium handsets, pushing prices higher in a competitive flagship phone market.

The Galaxy Fold is expected to start around US$1,980 (~A$2,800), beating Huawei’s Mate X to the market given the recent delay.

The news follows the unveiling of Huawei’s home-grown operating system, HarmonyOS, which seeks to reduce the Chinese giant’s reliance on Google after the loss of its Android license.

Huawei has pledged to remain with Android in its smartphones until further notice, with HarmonyOS rolling out into new smart TVs.

The delay of the Mate X coincides with growing US-China trade tensions, and forthcoming consumer electronics tariffs.

Galaxy Fold promo Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020

ARL0335 Arlo Pro 4 Banner 728x90 FA scaled Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
Banner Shyla 728x90 Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
JBHIFI Ampere 728 x 90 media Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
Versa3 Leaderboard 728x90 Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
%name Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
JBHIFI Pre order Ampere 728 x 90 media Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
SmartHouse Yoga Slim Carbon 728 x 90 Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
PAN1992 MWO Banners LB 728x90px V2 Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
LG HE FN Series Banners 4SQM LB 728x90 Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020
728x90 5 Huawei Mate X Follow Up Coming 2020

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE