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From espionage fears to delayed phones: How Huawei's world is unravelling

The Huawei Mate X
The Huawei Mate X Credit: Reuters

Huawei's world seems to be slowly unravelling. Today the company has delayed the launch of its folding smartphone by three months after a similar device developed by rival Samsung suffered issues with its screen.

The Chinese tech giant said it wanted to be more "cautious" over the £2,000 Huawei Mate X device to avoid the same fate as Samsung's Galaxy Fold, which suffered screen issues when being reviewed by early testers in April.

Huawei told CNBC it will now launch the phone in September, having initially hoped to release the device this summer, as it carries out extra tests on the phone.

Technical concerns, however, aren't its only problem. Analysts have questioned the size of the market for...

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