According to recent news from Huawei, the foldable Mate X smartphone is reportedly being delayed once again.
TechRadar reports that the Mate X will likely not be available until at least November, two months later than the September release the company was aiming for. The news came at a Thursday press event at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The reason for the delay was not announced.
The company was showing off the Mate X to the press as far back as the Mobile World Congress in February. However, since then, the phone has faced delays similar to those of other foldable smartphones, from the originally planned June release, to now being pushed back to September.
Incredibly, this means that Samsung may still be able to launch its Galaxy Fold to customers first. It would be a startling turn-around, given the epic PR disaster the company experienced when reviews of the phone started breaking. Samsung set the Galaxy Fold's new release date for September.
As for the Mate X, TechRadar says Huawei is confident they'll launch the phone by the end of 2019. What's more, the phone's microprocessor could come out next year, and feature "even more screens," which likely means screens on the rear of the phone, too.