Back at IFA 2019, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu revealed that the company’s highly-anticipated foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X will be available in October or November at the latest. When it comes to the Chinese markets, reports indicate that the handset will be released there in October.
Now, new fresh information comes directly from Huawei’s customer service. It basically confirms the handset arrival in October, at least for the Chinese market. The global launch will follow in November, however, this still needs to be confirmed. Once that the mass production of the Mate X picks up with the demand, we should see it available across some third-party resellers.
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The Huawei Mate X that emerged during this year’s MWC had the Kirin 980 chipset and an external 5G modem. According to recent reports, the company might upgrade the handset with the brand new Kirin 990. This new chipset is available on the Mate 30 series and brings an integrated 5G modem which saves manufacture time and resources.
Huawei’s website still lists the Kirin 980, however, this may change by the launch time. Another important thing to notice is, the Google Play services availability. If the trade embargo doesn’t lift up until the launch, then, Huawei will release it with Huawei Media Services.