Huawei’s Foldable Mate X Will Launch With Updated Kirin 990 Chipset

We’re glad it was delayed

We first saw Huawei’s foldable Mate X earlier this year during Mobile World Congress. While Huawei promised a release date at the middle of the year, the company hasn’t made good on that promise, postponing it at a later date. Coincidentally, rival Samsung also had issues with their foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, and has also postponed its launch to a later date.

But Huawei hasn’t just been twiddling their thumbs with the Mate X, as it looks to be launching with refreshed internals when it drops later this year.

Neowin has managed to catch a glimpse of the foldable while they were in Huawei’s Developer Conference in Shenzen, and according to a company rep the insides have been refreshed – previously the phone had the image sensors of the Mate 20, now it looks like the foldable has the same sensors as the P30.

The phone is now more powerful as well – the phone will be carrying Huawei’s still-unannounced Kirin 990 chipset, the same processor that’s supposed to go into the company’s upcoming Mate 30 smartphone.

According to reports the phone won’t launch until November this year, but Huawei promises that 2019 won’t end without the phone in retail stores.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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