Foldable Huawei Mate X To Launch In September; Complete With Android

The wait isn't due to the trade wars or design issues after all

It's finally time; the foldable version of the Huawei Mate X is finally making its debut to the world this coming September with promises of no delays in sight. For now.

Contrary to popular belief, the initial delay has nothing to do with the trade wars or even design issues. According to Huawei president of Western Europe, Vincent Pang, revealed to TechRadar that the delay is actually due to the slow rollout of 5G. The Huawei Mate X is both a foldable phone as well as a 5G smartphone, so the manufacturer wants it to be used at its fullest at launch.

With Huawei's homeland of China still awaiting launch of 5G services and the UK (one of Huawei's strongest markets) only at the start of its 5G network coverage plans, the company decided to hold onto the Mate X until there was enough of a market ready to buy one.

It's also confirmed that the Huawei Mate X will be using android, as the Huawei Mate X falls under the category of "already announced" before it happened. Still, it's important to know that Huawei is still using a temporary license on Android that will expire in August, so unless Huawei and the US finds a resolution, this move may prove risky.

The Huawei Mate X features a 6.6-inch main display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 2480x1148 pixels resolution when folded. When unfolded it has an 8-inch main display with a 8:7.1 aspect ratio and 2480x2200 pixels resolution. The rear display is 6.4-inch (25:9, 2480 x 892) rear display when folded. It will be powered by the company's own Kirin 980 processor along with Huawei's Balong 5000 5G modem for faster connectivity and faster speed.