Huawei unveiled its first foldable phone earlier this year – the Mate X. It was initially scheduled to be released by the end of June but the US trade ban happened. Reports mention that the Mate X is instead set for release in September. We initially covered Huawei Mate X and posted our initial review here.

According to a Huawei spokesperson, the Mate X will launch will focus on global markets where 5G infrastructure is already deployed. The device is going through extensive testing, following the issues with the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Huawei is making sure that their foldable phone will be truly ready for a global launch.

mate 20 x september 2The company is also working with mobile carriers and app developers to make sure the device will offer the best out of the box experience it can.

The spokesperson also clarified that the trade ban won’t affect the ability of the Mate X to run Android and Google apps. This is because the phone was announced before the blacklist. China’s 3C agency certified the Mate X meaning the Chinese market will be among the first to get the phone.

The Huawei Mate X will be available in Interstellar Blue for USD 2,600 (around PHP 134,000).