'Mate X’, which when unfolded measures in at 8 inches, was introduced in February this year.

Huawei confirms launch of its foldable smartphone Mate X in September
Atom Tech Shorts Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 16:48
Written by  IANS

After delaying the June launch of its much-anticipated foldable smartphone "Mate X", Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has now confirmed its arrival in September.

"The company has used the last few months to improve the P-OLED screen on the device to prevent it from getting caught up with the same problems that Samsung had with its foldable smartphone. The device is coming in September," Vincent Pang, President of Huawei's Western European Region, told CNET on Friday. 

"Mate X" was introduced to the world in February this year.

Later, the Chinese tech giant said it was taking a "cautious" approach with the shipments, following the failed launch of Samsung's foldable smartphone "Galaxy Fold" in April owning to foldable display issue. 

After extensive tests, "Mate X" has passed Chinese 3C certification mark, a mandatory product certification system with the aim of protecting consumer security, under model number TAH-AN00.

It is likely to include a new power adapter with a maximum output of 65W with an HW-200200CP1 charger. The smartphone when unfolded, measures in at 8-inches while the Galaxy Fold's display is 7.3-inches. When folded, the displays are 6.6-inches and 4.6-inches, respectively.

The 8GB RAM device is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor. The phone runs Android 9.0 and is powered by a 4,500mAh battery and supports proprietary fast charging.

Interestingly, the other smartphone major to unveil its foldable smartphone was Samsung, which even sent out review units in April. However, these review units experience several issues, including the screen cracking. After this, Samsung too postponed its release and even cancelled pre-orders for the Galaxy Fold. This smartphone may not release until August now.

Even with regard to Huawei, its future remains bleak given the US has imposed a trade ban on Huawei, despite it being the world's second-biggest smartphone seller, which shipped over 205 million units in 2018.

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