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Post-release failure: The Huawei Mate X turns out to be just as bad as the Galaxy Fold

Huawei Mate X is not as reliable as expected according to users
Huawei Mate X is not as reliable as expected
After selling more than 100,000 Mate X units, Huawei is already headed towards the release of its second iteration. Sadly, the display of this innovative piece of technology seems to be just as frail as that of its main competitor and repairing it costs as much as US$1,000.
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Earlier this month, Huawei unveiled that over 100,000 units of its foldable Mate X handset have been sold so far. Given its price of around US$2,400 and its limited availability — China only — this seems quite an achievement. Sadly, it looks like the display of this device is not reliable at all and suffers from the same problems as that of the Galaxy Fold — at least in its initial form, since the revisited version seems to be better.

Less than three months since its introduction, the Huawei Mate X seems to give a lot of headaches due to its display repair/replacement price: around US$1,000. First scheduled to arrive in June 2019, the Mate X was delayed until November to solve the display problems. Now it seems that Huawei did not manage to take care of those issues, but a second generation is expected to arrive before the end of the year with — supposedly — a more resilient build.

These being said, we can only hope that this year's new foldable handsets will be much better than the first attempts — and more affordable. Would you go for a foldable phone just for the wow factor or keep waiting? Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section below, as usual.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2020-01-20 (Update: 2020-01-20)