At the IFA 2019 tech exhibition, Huawei had announced the Kirin 990 5G chipset.
At that time, the Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu had also confirmed that the company will be releasing the Huawei Mate X foldable phone in October.
Huawei terminal customer service officer Guan Wei claimed that the Mate X is expected to release in China in October.
Wei has suggested users to pay attention to Huawei’s official website, forum site and official Weibo account to know the exact release date of the Mate X. Now that there is official news on the arrival of the Mate X, it appears that the company is ready for its mass production and sales.
After October release in China, the Mate X may come to global markets in November.
The Huawei Mate X that comes with a flexible display was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 tech event in February. At that time, the device was powered by Kirin 980 chipset. The sales of the foldable phone were expected to begin in August. However, its arrival was delayed by the company without revealing the reasons behind it.
It is speculated that the company may release two versions of the Mate X. One may feature the Kirin 980 and the other one could be coming with the latest Kirin 990 chipset that supports 5G connectivity natively. It is speculated that the Kirin 990 SoC edition of the Mate X will be featuring the same triple cameras that are available on the Huawei P30 Pro.
The Mate X had appeared on TENAA’s database in the previous month. It revealed that the device measures 161.3 x 146.2 x 11mm. It has an 8-inch display that supports 2480 x 2200 pixels and 8:7.1 aspect ratio.
When folded, it transforms into a dual display phone with one side featuring a 6.6-inch display with 2480 x 1148 pixels resolution and the other side with 6.38-inch display with 2480 x 892 pixels and 25:9 aspect ratio.
The Mate X has 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging support. Its has up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. The device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. More