Huawei’s foldable Mate X phone is finally ready to go on sale after struggling with delays. The bad news for anyone who wants to be among their early adopters is that they are not going to be available outside of China. For now, at least.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February, Huawei initially showed off the Mate X where the foldable phone became an immediate Galaxy Fold competitor to Samsung. Huawei’s approach to Samsung has made a difference in developing his foldable mobile. Rather than opening up like a book to expose a larger indoor camera like the Fold, the Mate X has an outdoor wraparound display that is usable even when the device is locked.
A nearly unthinkably high starting cost of 16,999 yuan (~$2,400) would reach the company’s native China. Of note, besides being the first attempt at foldables by Huawei, the phone also sports 5 G, a fact that seems to be central to the roll-out.
Huawei claims it’s working to get it down the road to other countries, depending on the availability of 5G. Although the machine would likely not be available in some markets for… purposes. I wouldn’t have my illusions, among other things, for his arrival here in the U.S. The phone will also run a Google app-less version of Android on a related note, such as the Mate 30.