Huawei has not given a timeframe on when buyers can expect to get their hands on the redesigned Mate X, but with much of the global turmoil the company faces with getting its products into the United States or using Google's popular Android mobile operating system for its devices, the delay could be quite extensive to compound matters. Huawei is delaying the release of the foldable phone until September.
It's an explanation that makes sense, but it's still unusual for a company to delay the launch of their product exclusively because their competitor's product has design flaws.
We already reached the one month and a half mark since the Galaxy Fold launch was postponed in the United States.
The Chinese tech giant said that it was taking a "cautious" approach with the shipments, following the failed launch of Samsung's own foldable device - the Galaxy Fold, The Verge reported late on Friday.
This comes after Samsung paused its release of the Galaxy Fold this spring.
Learning from this mistake, Huawei's bend goes out, rather than in like the Fold. The Galaxy Fold has this kind of artifact too - we suspected it was just something we have to get used to with early folding display devices, but perhaps it's being improved. Extra tests are being done so the phone won't break down.
The spokesperson also added that Huawei's own operating system could be rolled out in China this year, but the company would still prefer to use Google.
The Mate X impressed us when we saw it at Mobile World Congress.