Huawei has unveiled a revamped foldable smartphone, which it says has a much smaller internal gap when closed than that of its main rival Samsung.
The Mate X2 marks a major redesign for the Chinese firm. When shut, the large display is now hidden inside the device rather than exposed over its exterior, as was the case with past generations.
But its price – about $2,800 – is likely to limit demand.
And US trade bans also threaten the firm’s ability to produce them.
The company’s consumer devices chief acknowledged the challenges it faced in his opening remarks about the new phone.
“US sanctions have posed great difficulties to our business operations and day-to-day work,” Richard Yu said in a video recorded at the firm’s headquarters near Shenzhen.
“However, thanks to the solid support of our partners, suppliers and in particular consumers around the world, we survived 2020.”