Days after the re-launched Galaxy Fold landed on the soil of China, embattled Huawei has today released its FoldableÂ Mate X for sale in its home country â€“ China. The 16,999 yuan (US$2,403) priced Huawei Mate X was earlier today available for sale onÂ Vmall, and from the look of its, it got the much-needed reception from its Chinese fans. The Chinese firm also announced a 50% discount on the first time display replacement of Huawei Mate X.
Just like the Fold from its main rival â€“ Samsung, the Huawei MateX according to Huawei sold out under a minute. It, however, didnâ€™t reveal the number of units sold but admitted that very limited units were available for sale. The second and next sale is scheduled for Â November 22 at 10:08 China time.
Unlike the rival Galaxy Fold, the Mate X is at the moment only available in China. A global launch is, however, under review. Huawei at its October 23rd launch event in China had said that the â€Mate X release is based on carriersâ€™ 5G roll out in different regions.â€
If you are a fan of the Foldable Mate X and lives outside of China, you might have to wait a little longer. Though the device will eventually make it out of China, the firm is perhaps testing the reception in its home market before a wider rollout. The limited launch isnâ€™t unexpected, given that the whole foldable phone form factor is still at its infancy, and might take more time for a wider reception.
The Huawei Mate X and The American Ban
Another thing that might hinder a timely global rollout is the fact that it does not ship withÂ Google Play, which means users will not be able to accessÂ servicesÂ like theÂ Google PlayÂ app store, Gmail, orÂ GoogleÂ Maps.Â That is due to the on-going sanction from the US commerce department, though many may argue there areÂ different workarounds to get the Play serves to work on the device.