Mate X launch may take longer; Huawei still optimising the foldable smartphone

If the requirements are not met, the company will not release the Android 9.0-run device.

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Huawei Mate X is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor.
BEIJING: 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 optimisation to meet the company's stringent and high quality requirements.

"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.


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

Huawei Mate X is powered by a 4,500mh battery and supports proprietary fast charging.
Huawei Mate X is powered by a 4,500mh battery, and supports proprietary fast charging.

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.

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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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