Huawei’s folding Mate X ships next month for $2,400
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Huawei initially showed off the Mate X at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February where the foldable phone Samsung was forced to pull back the launch date of the Galaxy Fold when some early review units broke or saw Huawei Mate X to launch in China on October 23 - nsane.forums.
"So far, Huawei has made the Huawei Mate X available in the China market on Nov. 15. A global launch plan is under review." If you'd been holding off The limited launch is consistent with the weird state of foldable phones this year. Samsung was forced to pull back the launch date of the Galaxy
After being delayed several times like Samsung's Galaxy Fold, Huawei's own folding smartphone will finally go on sale next month -- almost half a year after its original planned release date.
A few months after Samsung's frequently delayed flexible Galaxy Fold finally hit the market, Huawei has finally announced that its folding Mate X will also go on sale -- about five months after it was initially supposed to be released.
However, unfortunately for those across the world who swooned upon first glimpsing the sophisticated model, the device will only be available for purchase in China, at least for now.
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After months of uncertainty, it looks like Huawei 's Mate X finally has a launch date , but even then, don't expect to be able to get it so soon. This means that if you live outside of China , you won’t be able to buy the phone just yet. The company hasn’t offered up a release date for other markets, and
Huawei is finally releasing its foldable Mate X phone, but at the moment you can only buy it in It confirmed the long-awaited launch of the phone on Wednesday via Chinese social media site Wealthy Chinese punters will be able to get their hands on the Mate X once they've handed over a
While that is a shame for those who are ready to jump on the folding display bandwagon, the Mate X's steep price tag could be hard to swallow at ¥16,999, or about $2,400. In comparison, the Galaxy Fold -- which retails for nearly $2,000 -- is a steal.
Of course, due to the US blacklisting, the Mate X will not support any Google-owned apps and services like the Play Store, Gmail, Maps, and YouTube among others. Nevertheless, the device is equipped with Huawei's latest and most advanced technologies like the Kirin 980 processor and support for 5G connectivity.
The Huawei Mate X will launch in China on November 15.
Chinese Big Brother settles in African streets and homes
Internet control, phone networks, facial recognition, surveillance camera: Chinese companies supply several states of the continent.
Chronicle. The United States and the European Union (EU) are trying to curb the ambitions of Beijing in the field of new technologies by closing the door including Huawei or ZTE, two of the largest Chinese companies in the telecom sector. But in Africa, none of that. Not only does Huawei continue to dominate the industry with its 3G / 4G networks, telecom fibers and mobile phones, which it owns 15% of the market, but new players are emerging, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence. .
Good health at half-mast across the Atlantic: the Shenzhen firm is accused by the United States of being too close to the Chinese army. Its founder is indeed a former military engineer and, above all, Huawei is accused of having worked with Iran despite the embargo.
The red lotus brand could therefore leave the US market by the end of 2018 and strengthen its presence in Africa. Huawei already operates in the telecom network sector of some 20 countries. It should further increase its lead with the launch of the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE), a submarine telecommunication cable linking Asia and Africa.
China does not only build railways, ports and highways in Africa, it builds the information routes necessary to open up a continent where only one third of the inhabitants are connected.
"There is a real suspicion that Huawei is acting in the service of the Chinese state," said Michael Chertoff, the former US Minister of Territorial Security. In an interview with Foreign Policy magazine, he believes the company is in a good position to spy on African governments. "When you build networks, you can easily install hidden access to control the flow of data through them.
Huawei denies all bad intentions and there is no evidence to support these fears. But can Africa trust Chinese companies that are bound by Beijing's interests?Orwellian technology
In terms of electronic surveillance, China has nothing to envy in the United States. In Zambia, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, governments have used Chinese companies to set up Internet control systems and telecommunication networks. In January, Le Monde Afrique revealed that the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa had been massively spied on by Beijing thanks to the transfer to Shanghai of the entire content of the institution's servers.
Latest domain in date: facial recognition. A Chinese "specialty" In the Middle Kingdom, nearly half a billion surveillance cameras are crisscrossing every corner of the country, and by 2020 all major citizens will be registered in a database that can identify them via video surveillance cameras. monitoring and assign them a "social score" based on their actions, good or bad. A very Orwellian technology that seduces some African countries.
CloudWalk Technology, one of the Chinese leaders in Canton, southern China, has been awarded a cooperation contract with the Zimbabwean government to implement this large-scale facial recognition. According to the Chinese daily Global Times, Harare has addressed China, certain to find the best technologies of the moment in artificial intelligence. Facial recognition systems will initially be installed at airports and borders. The new Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was also seduced during his visit to China in April with plans for "smart cities". Pilot programs will be launched with the aim of making Zimbabwe an African Silicon Valley, but under Chinese infusion.
Already in 2017, the Chinese company Hikvision had won a lucrative market in Zimbabwe selling surveillance cameras. The loop is now complete and the Chinese Big Brother is invited to the table of Africans.
The controversial issue of using this electronic surveillance remains to be defined. Who controls the huge amount of data? Who can assure that this monitoring will not serve the interests of the state first? Who to monitor the supervisors? So many questions that must be quickly seized by the citizens of Zimbabwe and other African countries, whose leaders will not fail, we can be sure, to embrace the Chinese Big Brother.
Sébastien Le Belzic has been living in China since 2007. He runs the, a magazine about "Chinafrique" and emerging economies.
Huawei's foldable Mate X smartphone goes on sale in China .
There's finally a major foldable smartphone on the market beyond the Galaxy Fold if you live in China. As promised, Huawei has started selling the Mate X through its Vmall online store. It'll cost a steep 16,999 yuan (about $2,400 US), but you'll also have a unique, 5G-capable device that can unfold to offer a sizeable 8-inch display. There's still no mention of rollouts in other countries, though. Huawei said in October that Mate X access was contingent on 5G deployments in other countries and that expansion was "under review."The Mate X may face difficult odds outside of its home country.