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.
Codrut Nistor,

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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Codrut Nistor, 2020-01-20 (Update: 2020-01-20)
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Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.