Previously, Huawei’s CEO for Consumer Business Group Richard Yu had confirmed that the company will announce an upgraded Huawei Mate X (known as Mate Xs) during the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2020.
However, following the abrupt cancellation of the MWC 2020 trade show, it means that the official launch of the device will inadvertently be affected.
With regards to this, Huawei had issued an official statement earlier today:
Huawei respects GSMA’s decision to cancel the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020. We appreciate all the effort that the organizer and the Spanish government have put into this event.
Huawei has always and will continue to support the development of Mobile World Congress events in Barcelona. We will also continue communicating with our customers and partners through online and regional events to show Huawei’s latest products and solutions.
Therefore, it is clear to us now that the Mate Xs foldable phone will most likely be announced through an “online or regional events”. However, an online launch event will definitely be more suitable for a global launch.
Besides Huawei, other smartphone OEMs including OPPO, Xiaomi and Realme had also announced their revised plans for their upcoming smartphone launches.
OPPO had confirmed that the company will be pushing back the official launch of their highly anticipated Find X2 flagship from February 22nd to March. Similarly, Xiaomi had also revealed that the global launch event for their Mi 10 flagship series will be postponed to an unpecified date.
Realme however, took a slightly different approach. The company had decided to forge ahead with the February 24th launch date for their Realme X50 Pro flagship, but will turn it into an online launch event instead.