Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

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23rd February, 2021 12:49:13 printer

Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

Consumer devices chief Richard Yu hosted the launch event

Huawei has unveiled a revamped foldable smartphone, which it says has a much smaller internal gap when closed than that of its main rival Samsung.

The Mate X2 marks a major redesign for the Chinese firm. When shut, the large display is now hidden inside the device rather than exposed over its exterior, as was the case with past generations.

But its price - about £2,000 ($2,800) - is likely to limit demand.

And US trade bans also threaten the firm's ability to produce them.

The company's consumer devices chief acknowledged the challenges it faced in his opening remarks about the new phone.

(BBC)

 


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