The race for the world’s first major foldable smartphone in the market is on! Big smartphone companies are placing their bets on this new innovation, with Samsung confidently announcing the Galaxy Fold’s return to be coming this September. Of course, that doesn’t mean they will be the first in the market, thanks to Huawei.
As first spotted by Weibo users, Huawei CEO Richard Yu was seen at Shenzhen Airport, sporting the Huawei Mate X. When pressed by those who spotted him, the CEO was reluctant on giving a proper release date. Though after the delay in June, Huawei has noted that its first foldable phone will release in September, the same month as the Galaxy Fold.
Compared to Samsung’s myriad of problems with the Fold, the problems that led to Huawei’s delay of the Mate X is unknown, nor do we know what major upgrades they’ve been providing to the foldable phone since the delay. Still, with their own CEO going up and about with his own Mate X did inspire confidence in Huawei’s foldable smartphone offering.
So what can we take from all this unfolding drama? Well, not much just yet. By the time September rolls around, we are sure to find out how the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X stacks up against another, and if foldable phones are actually a viable innovation.