Huawei Mate X Delayed Again As September Launch Ruled Out For Flagship Folding Phone
This entry was posted on August 15, 2019.
Exactly what will emerge is not yet known. Apparently Huawei's engineers have been experimenting with various designs. At one point, Huawei tried replacing the steel back of the phone with aluminum to make it lighter, but testing showed it was not strong enough.
Nevertheless, the Mate X might not launch with a steel back. Huawei is thinking about swapping the steel rear cover for glass, and turning in into an additional touchscreen display. This would essentially make the Mate X a dual-sided handset.
It's probably a too ambitious idea, though, if Huawei is targeting a November or December launch. Even the front of the Mate X is covered in plastic instead of glass, because plastic more easily folds. Still, if the Mate X does well, the different ideas Huawei's engineering team are experimenting with could be implemented in future models.