Samsung Galaxy Fold is not coming in July

Ruben Fields
June 16, 2019

We're reaching the second half of the year and Samsung still can't determine when the revised variant of its foldable smartphone will reach the market. The US government also gave Huawei 90 days of reprieve that began on May 20, but that would end before the Mate X's September launch. The Shenzhen-based company has confirmed plans to delay the launch date it announced back in February during the Mobile World Congress tradeshow.

"We don't want to launch a product to destroy our reputation", the spokesperson told CNBC.

A Huawei spokesperson admitted to CNET that the company is being more "cautious" after Samsung's problems with the Fold. The $2,600 Mate X was set to go head-to-head with Samsung's Galaxy Fold, but after the Korean giant delayed the device due to mishaps with early review units, Huawei says it wants to avoid the same mistakes.

Microsoft had been rumored to be working on dual screen supported operating system with the codename Andromeda but has since tapered its development for unknown reasons and now Samsung would be competitor in hardware sales of foldable phones, Huawei, has postponed the launch of its $2,600 Mate X.

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Still, the timing of the announcement - two product postponements in the space of a week - is going to fuel speculation that Huawei could be feeling the impact of the Trump administration's stepped-up campaign against the company.

This isn't Huawei's only concern, though, as it's also being forced to battle the ongoing effects of the United States trade ban, which this week forced it to cancel the launch of its next-gen MateBook laptop due to its inability to use Windows or Intel chips. And so, it's moving the release of the Mate X to September. It is the same SoC that powers the LTE connectivity enabled Huawei Mate 30 and P30 series of flagship phones.

The launch of Mate X, which was announced back in February, will give a boost to Huawei after it was reportedly forced to scrap a planned launched of a new laptop because it was unable to deliver the product due to it being on a USA blacklist.

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