Samsung was forced to withdraw the Galaxy Fold and re-engineer some of its bits and pieces to make it more durable. This prompted Huawei to postpone the launch of the Mate X, which is the direct competitor to that device. The Chinese manufacturer’s first folding smartphone should be arriving in November 2019, and in this post you will find some of the specs of the phone you should be expecting to see when it finally hits the market.
If you have been wondering what Huawei is up to with the Mate X to warrant such a long period to pass before it finally hits the shelves, it looks like it does not just go with cosmetic changes like its Korean rival, instead, Huawei see the need to also upgrade some of the Mate X internals.
Therefore, the Huawei Mate X will be launched with yet unannounced Kirin 990 chipset on board, the same one that will power the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. In addition, the Mate X has swapped its initial camera arrangement, reminiscent of the back cameras of the Huawei Mate 20 for similar sensors to those found on the newer Huawei P30. This means the main snapper uses RYYB instead of RGB.
So when you look closer, you may agree that it has actually proven to be a worthwhile wait for the Huawei Mate X, given that it is going to launch with hardware that is even more recent.