Published: Thu, June 20, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Samsung Galaxy Fold Launch Extended Beyond July

Samsung Galaxy Fold Launch Extended Beyond July

Samsung and Huawei announced the products back in February this year, however, Huawei confirmed that it wishes to be "cautious".

Considering the statement, we recommend Galaxy Fold enthusiasts to not be holding their breath for the smartphone. This is further supported by Samsung's smartphone business chief, Koh Dong-jin that allegedly told a Korean media outlet that the phone will be launched in June itself. Huawei has confirmed to news sites, including the BBC, that the phone is expected to launch in September.

The company says that the Mate X delay is unrelated to the USA sanctions that forced it to abandon plans for a new MateBook earlier this week. A firm spokesperson on Tuesday cited the well-publicized hardware points with the Samsung Galaxy Fold overview objects among Huawei's causes for ordering extra testing earlier than launching the cell phone, per CNBC. The Galaxy Fold still doesn't have a new release date. It has since passed while Best Buy Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders have been canceled.

"We don't want to launch a product to destroy our reputation", a spokesperson for Huawei told CNBC.

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Foldable smartphones are the next big step in the smartphone industry, and companies like Huawei and Samsung have already showcased the first set of smartphones with an actual foldable display. He added that the Mate X will run Google's Android operating system because it was launched before Huawei was placed on the Entity List.

Huawei is looking to put those fears to rest, telling CNBC that it's "confident" it can ship the device even if the USA ban remains in place.

The spokesperson also clarified that the U.S. government ban won't affect the Mate X's ability to run Android and the Google suite of apps as it was announced before the blacklisting.

The Mate X impressed us when we saw it at Mobile World Congress. Samsung and some of the carriers selling the Galaxy Fold have had to cancel pre-orders for the device until it is fixed.

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