Huawei is currently preparing to launch the Huawei Mate 40 series and the company is also reportedly developing its next foldable phone, Huawei Mate X2. However, new information suggests that this foldable device could delay until next year.
CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Ross Young said the Mate X2 won’t launch in 2020 due to the sanctions posted by the U.S. government on Huawei.
Shouldn't be a surprise, but we hear the Mate X2 won't launch in 2020 due to the US government's restrictions on Huawei. We have had to lower our foldable forecasts…
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) September 14, 2020
Some of the issues in launching a new device include the shortage of chip supplies and ban on purchase of new display panels. Previously, Ross said the foldable panel production of Huawei Mate X2 will start in September 2020 and the display size is 8.03-inch with 2480 x 2220 resolution.
The Huawei Mate X2 will come with an in-ward folding display and it may also feature a cover display to interact while the device is folded. On the other hand, the first-gen Huawei Mate X and Xs come with an outfold display design.
There’s more confirmation yet to come on this matter and we’ll keep you posted.