South AfricaSouthern Africa/June 14, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/127 views /South Africa Huawei folding phone launch delayed to Septembershare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Huawei has revealed that the launch of the folding Mate X — which was originally supposed to happen this month — won’t take place until September. On Friday, Huawei told CNBC that the company is delaying the launch of the Mate X, which was first unveiled in February, until September to extend product testing — not because of its US blacklisting. ALSO READ Msunduzi mayor condemns protests, appeals for calmAfter observing Samsung’s Galaxy Fold debacle from the sidelines, a spokesperson admitted that, “We don’t want to launch a product to destroy our reputation.” Huawei is allegedly taking extra time to ensure that the device is fully functional no matter which mobile carrier it is running on. Because the Mate X was launched before the blacklisting, it will probably be the last device by the company to run Android unless allowed to work again with the US. ALSO READ Sascoc delays Tokyo Olympics ticket salesA Huawei-branded operating system is currently in the works as backup and is slated to be rolled out in China this year; however, the company has reiterated several times that they would rather continue their collaboration with Google if possible. According to the spokesperson, Huawei intends to launch the device globally prioritising markets that are rolling out 5G, as the Mate X is 5G compatible. ALSO READ YPO Welcomes 2018 YPO Innovation Week SponsorsWhen the phone is released in September, it will start at around €2 299 euros (R38 150). For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. <!-- Oovvuu placeholder for footer video --> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:South Africa share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleMan accused of killing and mutilating fellow Free State student abandons bail applicationnext articleManyonga kept on toes by strong competition Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.