The company decided to conduct more thorough testing.
Huawei has postponed the launch of the Mate X flexible screen smartphone from June to September. The company explained that they want to make sure the device is ready for consumers. About this, representatives of Huawei told CNBC and The Wall Street Journal .
We do not want to launch a product that will destroy our reputation.Huawei representatives in conversation with CNBC
The company explained that they decided to stick to the “cautious” approach and conduct a “thorough testing” of Mate X after the “unsuccessful” launch of the Galaxy Fold.
In April, Samsung sent smartphones to journalists and bloggers, but many of them had their devices broken a few days after use. After that, the company recalled all Galaxy Fold review samples and postponed the start of sales indefinitely.
According to the iFixit website, the reason for breakdowns could be insufficient protection from dust and dirt of the hinge in the center of the device. Experts believe that foreign objects easily get into the gap between the mechanism and the display.
As noted at The Verge, insufficient device testing is not the biggest problem for Huawei. The company is still located in the “black” list of the United States and with it the Ministry of Commerce may not work American companies.
Because of this, Huawei may lose the ability to use Android with Google services on their smartphones. However, CNBC journalists believe that the restrictions of the US authorities will not affect Mate X, as the smartphone was presented before the introduction of the “black list”. The company did not comment on the situation.
Huawei Mate X was introduced in February 2019 at the same time as the Galaxy Fold. The smartphone was called one of the most promising among other devices with flexible screens. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X screen is on the outside, not the inside.