After Samsung delayed the Galaxy Fold to address complaints made by the first testers, Huawei is now pushing back its foldable smartphone as well.
A company official confirmed for CNBC that the Mate X would no longer launch this month but in September, as it wants more time to improve the device.
In other words, the US ban that doesn’t allow the company to work with American firms isn’t the reason for the delay, but Huawei’s struggle to offer a refined product.
“We don’t want to launch a product to destroy our reputation,” a company spokesperson told CNBC.
But while the US blacklist might not be the main reason for the delay, it could actually cause more trouble for the company when its device is ready in September.