Huawei Mate X Foldable Smartphone goes on sale in China

Back in October,  Huawei launched its foldable Mate X smartphone and the device is now available to buy in China. The Mate X, which unfolds to 5.8 inches wide, went on sale Friday on Huawei´s online store in China priced at 16,999 yuan (£1,900 / $2,422). Those who did not manage to buy a Mate X on Friday will get another chance on 22 November when a second batch will go on sale.

Google Rolling Out RCS in US

Back in June Google began rolling out RCS in the UK and France, bypassing carriers. Google is now doing the same in the US. If you already have Messages, you’ll be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have Messages, you can download it on the Play Store. Google expects this service to be broadly available in the U.S. by the end of year.

Huawei smartphone sales continue to rise in 2019

Huawei has reported a double-digit gain in sales despite U.S. sanctions that threaten to disrupt its smartphone and network equipment businesses. During the first three quarters of this year, Huawei generated CNY610.8 billion in revenue, an increase of 24.4% year-on-year. The company's net profit margin in this period was 8.7%.

Apple Arcade launching September 19 for £4.99 Monthly

Apple today announced that Apple Arcade will be available on the App Store on Thursday, September 19 with iOS 13, offering a new way to enjoy games without limits. With a subscription to Apple Arcade for £4.99 per month, users get unlimited access to the entire catalogue of over 100 new, exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.

Huawei granted another 90-day reprieve by U.S.

US technology companies will be allowed to continue selling to Huawei under certain circumstances, after the US commerce secretary extended a second temporary 90-day reprieve. Wilbur Ross on Monday said the Trump administration would extend a temporary licence for companies to sell to the Chinese company if they are selling repairs or updates to existing systems.

Huawei Mate X Foldable Smartphone will not be released until November

During a press event on Wednesday, Huawei said it has pushed back the release of its foldable Mate X smartphone to November. However, this is in line with statements by the company's director of consumer business mobile phones He Gang who, back in July, stated that Huawei is still optimising the foldable Mate X smartphone and will  not release it without meeting quality requirements.

Huawei to invest US$3.1 billion in Italy

Huawei will invest US$3.1 billion over the next three years in Italy, Xinhua reported, quoting local media. Addressing the press on the sidelines of an exhibition in Milan, Huawei’s Italian unit chief executive Thomas Miao said the investment plan would allow 1,000 new direct jobs in the period 2019-2021.

Huawei Demos Superfast 5G at Festival of Speed

Huawei are giving visitors to this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed a firsthand look at superfast 5G connectivity in action. Currently taking place between the 4th – 7th July, Huawei has brought its newly built 5G Experiential, a 5G powered hub, to the grounds of Goodwood.

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