Breaking: Huawei Mate X delayed until September

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    Huawei has delayed its upcoming folding display smartphone, the Huawei Mate X, which was due to launch this month. A Huawei spokesperson told Android Authority the phone has been pushed back until September, but the spokesperson was unable to provide additional information.

    CNBC reports the phone has been delayed while Huawei conducts further tests on the device. This is said to have been decided in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Fold issues. The Wall Street Journal (paywall) has also reported on the Mate X delay, stating Huawei wants to “improve the quality of the folding screen.”

    The Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s first folding display smartphone, has also had its release date pushed back after tech reviewers spotted some issues with it. This occurred just days before its scheduled release last April; Samsung is yet to offer a new release date.

    Huawei Mate X units, to our knowledge, hadn’t yet made their way to reviewers, so we don’t know if it had displayed any issues or if Huawei is simply being extra cautious.

    There’s also a possibility the move is related to the recent restrictions the U.S. placed on Huawei, which Huawei recently confirmed had lead to the cancelation of an upcoming MateBook release.

    This story is breaking and will be updated again shortly.
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