Technology The Huawei Mate X hasn't even landed yet, but Huawei has unveiled its successor

12:20  24 october  2019
12:20  24 october  2019 Source:   techradar.com

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Huawei has just unveiled the Mate Xs, an upgraded version of the foldable Mate X . We've been expecting a Huawei Mate X release date any day now, when we can get the futuristic foldable phone in our hands – but it seems Huawei has already unveiled its successor , which will be known as the

The 5G Huawei Mate X foldable phone has been officially unveiled to rapturous applause at a jam-packed The Huawei Mate X 's various usage modes are enabled by a sophisticated Falcon Wing Hinge, which An interesting design point of note is that, because the device has been designed for

We've been expecting a Huawei Mate X release date any day now, when we can get the futuristic foldable phone in our hands – but it seems Huawei has already unveiled its successor, which will be known as the Mate Xs.

a hand holding a cell phone: Huawei Mate X© Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Huawei Mate X

Huawei announced the Mate Xs at at event in China to celebrate the release of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, as well as a few other devices. The new phone is generally a spec step up in a few areas, and will be on sale (in China at least) in March 2020.

The main upgrade in the Huawei Mate Xs is the chipset, which will be Huawei's latest Kirin 990, instead of the 980 of the Mate X. We don't know many of the other specs of the Mate Xs, but judging by rumors, it could have the same camera array as Huawei's P30 Pro, as opposed to the Mate 20 Pro's snapper selection that the Mate X boasts.

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The Huawei Mate X has been delayed, Huawei has confirmed. The company's first folding phone, originally set for release in June, will now arrive September. Even though Huawei is reportedly working on its own mobile OS, the company might be looking elsewhere for its Android alternative.

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In terms of design, the Mate Xs is identical to the Mate X. So far, it seems the Mate Xs is only set to launch in China – but it's actually possible it'll launch globally instead of the Mate X.

When could we see the Mate Xs worldwide?

When the Huawei Mate X launched in February 2019, it had a Kirin 980 processor, the same camera array as the Mate 20 Pro, and of course its unique foldable design. However it was pushed back so far that these specs became a little outdated, and so an upgrade was in order.

TechRadar heard that the Huawei Mate X would launch with the Kirin 990 processor, as well as a few more upgrades from the February debut of the device; however the recent announcement shows that this upgraded device isn't the Mate X at all, but the new Mate Xs.

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  Huawei is about to unveil an all-screen phone design like nothing we’ve ever seen before Huawei recently unveiled the Mate 30 series, which includes the Mate 30 Pro flagship that’s supposed to compete directly against flagship phones like the iPhone 11 and Galaxy Note 10. However, the handset has a huge problem in western markets, and that’s the software. While it may all be based on Android 10, the Mate 30 phones ship without Google apps, which means they offer an Android experience unlike anything Android users expect in western markets like the US. Even worse, there’s no easy or safe way to preload Google apps on the phone, so unless Trump lifts the ban on Huawei, you’d have to get used to Huawei’s version of Android 10.

Huawei has announced the Huawei Mate X , a 5G folding smartphone with stunning looks and an exciting specification sheet. The Huawei Mate X folding smartphone will not launch until September, according to a spokesperson for the company. It ’ s claimed the phone will continue undergoing testing

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Does that mean people outside China will have to settle for a less powerful device, when the Mate X releases? Well, no – it's more likely that Huawei will release the Mate Xs outside China, but will call it the Mate X, leaving only the weaker device for tech enthusiasts in China who need the futuristic foldable phone immediately.

Saying that, the Huawei ban on Google apps means any future phone launch from the Chinese company is up in the air, as without the Google Mobile Services (GMS) package (including the Play Store and all other Google apps), an Android phone loses a lot of its functionality.

The Huawei Mate Xs release date is March 2020 in China, and it'll likely launch there before anywhere else, so it could be some time before we can try out the Mate X for ourselves. In the meantime, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is available to buy in most regions, and we're expecting the Motorola Razr foldable phone to be launched in mid-November too – so if you really want a phone that bends, these handsets might be better for you.

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2019 marked the year of the foldable phone, as several smartphone makers announced or teased such creations. Only three foldable devices were unveiled this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Motorola Razr. However, durability issues with the Galaxy Fold marred the launch, and Huawei delayed the Mate X as well. Motorola, meanwhile, has just unveiled its foldable handset, so it hasn’t really had to deal with any delays. Of all three phones, the Mate X is easily the better-looking version, sporting a foldable screen on the outside that folds out into an almost tablet-like device.

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