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Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone still not ready for commercial launch

Huawei Mate X has cleared 3C certification and network access license but the company is still working on optimising the foldable phone.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Jul 29 2019, 17:20 IST
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, a man holds the new Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, a man holds the new Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. (AP)

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is still optimising the foldable Mate X smartphone and would not make it public without meeting quality requirements, the company's director of consumer business mobile phones He Gang has said.

According to the executive, Mate X is still undergoing optimization to meet the company's stringent and high quality requirements.

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"It's actually taking a lot longer and is requiring more effort than initially anticipated. And if it doesn't meet those requirement, we won't put out the phone,' Gang was quoted as saying in a Chinese portal news.mydrivers.com.

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After extensive tests, Huawei Mate X has passed 3C certification and network access license.

The smartphone, when unfolded, measures in at 8-inch while the Samsung Galaxy Fold's display is 7.3-inch. When folded, the displays are 6.6-inch and 4.6-inch, respectively.

The device is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor that features 2 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, 2 cores clocked at 1.92GHz and 4 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 8GB RAM.

The phone runs Android 9.0 and is powered by a 4,500mh battery and supports proprietary fast charging.

Samsung announced last week that it would release the Galaxy Fold in September in select markets.  

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First Published Date: 29 Jul, 17:20 IST
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