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