Everyone knows about US sanctions by now and how they troubled Huawei’s parts supplies for future phones and unfortunately, the Huawei Mate X2 is yet another first device to feel the effects.
Going by Ross Young’s words, the successor of the original Huawei Mate X was set to launch before the end of this year but due to difficulties with the hardware sourcing, the release will be postponed for 2021.
Since both, the Mate X and Mate XS used Chinese-made BOE foldable displays the panels likely aren’t the issue. Maybe shortages of the new Kirin 1000 chipset is causing this but that’s just us speculating.
It’s rather sad that we won’t get to see Huawei’s refined foldable device, which is said to adopt an in-folding design, which makes it particularly interesting.