The company was also annoyed that a slightly upgraded Mate Xs was expected in March, using a newer Kirin 990 processor (instead of the current Kirin 980) with built-in 5G support.
If and when you see Mate X outside China is still not clear. Huawei told Engadget that its release strategy is contingent on 5G deployment in various areas, and the international launch strategy is "under review". We will add that trade restrictions in the US can also play a role. Mate X is already a tough sell considering its price and early technology, but it also won't be able to launch Google apps. This can make it a non-starter even for those future customers who are not deterred by the price.