Huawei Further Delays the Launch of Its Foldable Device, the Mate X

Despite being hailed as the next best thing, the launch of foldable devices is not going as desired for tech giants. After the Galaxy Fold fiasco with Samsung, Huawei pushed back the launch of its foldable device the Mate X to September.

Now, Huawei seems to have pushed back the Mate X launch even further. At an event in China, Huawei revealed to TechRadar that there is no possibility of the Mate X launching in September.

The Mate X was initially supposed to launch in June after which its launch was pushed back to September. Unlike Samsung, Huawei did not go through the public embarrassment of Mate X review units breaking in the hands of reviewers. Instead, the company decided to delay the launch to September as it decided to take a more cautious approach after the Galaxy Fold incident.

However, its clear that Huawei’s foldable device is also suffering from reliability issues which is why it has not launched it yet.

For now, it looks like Samsung will be the first company to launch a foldable device to the public. The company announced last month that it has made some design tweaks to the Galaxy Fold to help improve its reliability. The device is now slated to launch in September.

The issues with the foldable devices make it clear as to why Apple has not dabbled with the tech yet. The tech clearly is not ready for mainstream and there’s still a long way to go before we see foldable devices good enough for daily use.

[Via TechRadar]