Huawei's foldable smartphone expected to launch in October, an upgraded version to follow

Huawei's foldable smartphone expected to launch in October, an upgraded version to follow
It looks like the foldable concept was not ready for primetime, as both Samsung and Huawei had to delay their devices for various reasons. Although it started from pole position, Huawei lost the chance of being the first company to launch a foldable smartphone, as Samsung has already released the Galaxy Fold in South Korea and plans to bring it to more countries by the end of the month.

Last week at IFA 2019, Huawei Business Group Chairman Richard Yu said that his company intends to launch the Mate X sometime in October. He also revealed plans to launch an improved version of the Mate X soon after, DigitalTrends reports.


The improved version of the Mate X will feature a new chipset, most likely the Kirin 990, which includes 5G support as well. Now, if you would rather wait for the enhanced Mate X, Yu said that the device won't be available until several months after the original model hits shelves.

Meanwhile, Huawei is readying the Mate 30 series announcement, which is slated to happen on September 19. Of course, none of these phones are coming to the US, and some of them might not be powered by Google's Android OS.

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Mate X
  • Display 8.0" 2200 x 2480 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4500 mAh

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3 Comments

2. KENNE

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

The crease in Huawei's foldable will be more terrible than that in Samsung's. the crease will be much less visible when in tab mode but much more visible in the matex when in tab mode. Aesthetically, Huawei wins. But talking of durability and damage control, Samsung wins. Obviously there would be close to nothing to separate in usability and functionality

3. Feanor

Posts: 1362; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I have played with the Royole Flexpai, which has the same concept with the Mate X, and the crease was surprisingly not a problem at all. It was not even particularly visible. The bigger radius that an outward folding display has in comparison to the inward folding Galaxy Fold helps a lot. The big problem in the Royole and Huawei case is that an exposed outward folding display will be scratched in no time.

4. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 728; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I wonder who would buy these? Especially if it's display can be scratch at level 2 with deeper grooves at level 3?

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