Huawei Mate X2 unlikely to be launched in 2020 due to restrictions from the US
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Foldable devices have become a big thing in 2020 and people expect big brands to come up with new ones, so it may come off as disappointing for some to learn that Huawei may not have a new one this year. Specifically, the Huawei Mate X2 that was rumoured for a November 2020 launch could be delayed to 2021.
According to Ross Young, the Huawei Mate X2 won't launch this year due to restrictions laid out by the US government. This is referring to the US sanctioning the sales of semiconductor chips for electronics to Huawei. As a result of the restrictions, there are even analysts that say there's a possibility of Huawei exiting the smartphone market.
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
Details of the Huawei Mate X2 were leaked before, so we know it's real. We can probably expect it to eventually launch too, as Huawei is likely already in the production phase to just give up now. But we may have to wait till Q1 of 2021 for it to launch. Speaking of the foldable, Huawei is expected to field a powerful Kirin 9000 chipset in it, 120Hz display, upgraded cameras, and a new M-Pen stylus.
Of course, Young has been wrong before so you may want to take the rumour with a grain of salt. With that said, would you still be interested in the Huawei Mate X2? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to TechNave.com for more updates on this.