Huawei launches foldable phone in China

The company has sold more than 200 million phones in 2019

October 23, 2019
Report says this is also expected to delay the technology by about 18 months. PHOTO: FILE

SHANGHAI: Huawei launched its foldable 5G Mate X smartphone on Wednesday, starting pre-sales for the device in China on the same day.

Huawei announced the smartphone’s launch on its official Weibo account.

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The much-touted foldable 5G Mate X was originally set for a June launch but Huawei later delayed the launch, saying that it was running certification tests with various carriers.

Huawei has sold more than 200 million phones in 2019, 64 days earlier than in 2018, it said, citing He Gang, head of Huawei’s mobile phone division.

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