Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset till September, having initially deliberate to launch it this summer season.
The agency stated it wished to conduct additional assessments following display issues reported by early reviewers of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.
Each companies had unveiled the units in February however Huawei stated it now wished to be “cautious”.
Samsung presently has no launch date for the Fold.
Huawei confirmed to the BBC that the Mate X is anticipated to launch in September 2019.
“We do not wish to launch a product to destroy our repute,” it advised CNBC.
“The Mate X was all the time going to return later than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, however the Korean phone-maker’s issues have actually given Huawei extra respiratory house,” stated Ben Wooden from CCS Perception.
“There’s little doubt Huawei could have realized classes from Samsung’s issues and – given the additional scrutiny the Mate X will get in consequence – Huawei is effectively suggested to make sure it has each eventuality coated.”
Huawei has additionally scrapped a brand new laptop computer launch this week due to its present place on a US commerce blacklist.
It’s accused of getting dedicated financial institution fraud to evade Iran sanctions, and obstruction of justice, amongst different violations.
The agency denies any wrongdoing.