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 that 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.
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.
The device is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor that features two cores clocked at 2.6GHz, two cores clocked at 1.92GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 8GB RAM.
The phone runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 4500mh battery and supports proprietary fast charging. Samsung announced last week that it would release the Galaxy Fold in September in select markets.