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Huawei executive shares video of the foldable Mate X
« on: June 10, 2019, 06:32:41 AM »

After Huawei was placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List, the future of the foldable Huawei Mate X got a lot less clear. Last month, Google removed the Mate X and the Huawei P30 Pro from the Android.com website. Huawei claims that it has stockpiled a year's worth of chips and components in advance, which could still make the Mate X a possible release this summer. But with Huawei's Oak OS or Ark OS (whatever it will be named) pre-installed instead of Android, it remains to be seen how popular the device will be outside of China.

The outward folding Huawei Mate X, when closed, has a 6.6-inch front facing screen with a resolution of 1148 x 2480 pixels; at the same time the rear display weighs in at 6.4-inches with the same resolution. When the device is opened, the two screens become a nearly square 8-inch tablet with a 2200 x 2480 resolution. Even when Huawei was just your run of the mill national security threat and not banned from its U.S. supply chain, the only way to obtain a Mate X in the U.S. would have been to buy an import. Now, it will be practically impossible to pick up a unit in the states. The proposed pricing for the phone, announced back when it was unwrapped in February, works out to a stunning $2,600 USD.