Huawei’s crazy foldable phone, the Mate X, announced back in February of this year, is finally launching. There is a catch, though.
Huawei’s Mate X is only launching in China, to begin with. The company announced the launch of the device at an event in Shenzhen today, reports CNET.
The new device will be available from November 15 for 16,999 yuan, which is roughly around $2,400. That’s not cheap, of course, but that’s the price you have to pay for these new types of devices. Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Fold is no different, coming at $1,980 in the United States.
As for the Mate X, Huawei is launching the device with its Kirin 980 processor and 5G support, but the company plans to launch a new version of the device in 2020 with the more recent Kirin 990 chip.
The company says a global launch plan is “under review” for the Mate X. The device was initially planned for Summer 2019, but the company later delayed the release to improve the durability of the foldable display. So depending on the success of the Mate X in China, Huawei fans might be able to eventually try out the device in other parts of the world.