Huawei moved the start of sales of the smartphone with a folding screen
Chinese Huawei postponed from June to September the start of sales of the smartphone with a folding screen Mate X, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing senior Vice President Vincent Peng. The smartphone was previously estimated at $2600 (more than 167,000 rubles.) According to Peng, the reason for the delay – the need for additional tests of the innovative screen.
Transfer sales not associated with the problems that have arisen at Huawei in the United States argued Peng. In mid-may, Huawei was blacklisted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, due to which several large American companies suspended work with the Chinese manufacturer. Among them was Alphabet Inc. – Google’s parent company, Reuters reported. The break with Google threatens Huawei that the manufacturer will be able to install on their smartphones a public version of the Android operating system, but not other services of the Corporation (such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube). Facebook Instagram and WhatsApp will no longer be allowed to pre-install their apps on Huawei smartphones, Reuters wrote.
Now Huawei is in accelerated mode is developing its own operating system for smartphones and tablets, which was called HongMeng, said in March, the Executive Director of the company Richard Yu in an interview with the German Die Welt. «We have prepared our own operating system. This is our plan B. But of course, we would prefer to work with the Google and Microsoft ecosystems.» American TV channel CNBC, citing a representative of the company at the end of may say that Huawei can run its operating system this year.
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One of the main competitors of Huawei is the Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics. This company also worked on the creation of a smartphone with a folding screen Galaxy Fold, but its sales were postponed due to problems found by users when testing the device. Galaxy Fold was previously estimated at $2000