Can you believe it’s been 9 months already since Huawei unveiled its first foldable tablet phone? Well at least it looks like it may finally be released this month on November 15th, with the latest report being that the display has been covered by a layer of polyamide film.
The story originates from ETNews who have been told that Huawei have been supplied with a innovative new transparent polyamide film layer from Kolon Film that can ensure that the foldable screen of the Huawei Mate X does not start to crack after repeated folding over time.
Kolon Film have is said to have been developing such a material from as far back as 2006, with a final successful outcome for foldable displays in 2016.
Royole is said to have used the same material on the first foldable tablet that was announced, the Royole FlexPai.
Since there is still a partial ban on Huawei from the US government during the trade disputes, it won’t be a direct competition to the Samsung Galaxy Fold during launch. But it should sell well in China meanwhile.
But even despite the partial US-Huawei ban, the Huawei Mate X is already getting 50% premium pre-order prices in some international stores, like on Aliexpress.com, just like we saw with the Samsung Galaxy Fold in the beginning.
– Tom Bowen