The last time we talked about the Mate X, Huawei's folding smartphone, it was in your official announcement last February. From there to here, Galaxy Fold and its roller coaster of comings and goings dominated the news of the category, but the Chinese giant is wanting the spotlight back: finally, we have a prediction of when Mate X will be among us.
It will be “between us”, in this case, is a euphemism: Huawei has announced that Mate X will be released – at least initially – only in China. According a manufacturer's publication on his Weibo page, the device will hit the country's shelves on November 15 for 17,000 yuan (the equivalent of – please feel – R $ 9,700).
As we mentioned, the Mate X will come equipped with 5G and bring cutting-edge specifications, with a different design from that adopted by Samsung – unlike the Galaxy Fold, the screen of the Huawei device folds out, creating, when closed, a smartphone. with display on both sides.
It is not yet known if Mate X will have an international expansion; Huawei only states that "a global launch plan is under review." Uncertainty certainly has to do with the bad moment lived by the giant – if you remember correctly, Google severed relations with the Chinese manufacturer following allegations of spying by the US government, and Huawei's latest release, the Mate 30, has already been released without integration with Android creator services.
The question now is whether Huawei's first folding smartphone will launch smoothly or will also suffer from the same issues experienced by samsung in the last months. Let's follow this story closely.
via Cult of Mac