The Samsung Galaxy Fold is now available on the market, Huawei officially lost the sprint regarding the launch of the first foldable smartphone -the Mate X on the market.
The Chinese manufacturer seems in preparation for the launch of its Mate X. For proof, this video recently published on Weibo. A user made an unboxing of Huawei’s foldable smartphone, which seems to be ready for commercialization.
An improved version under Kirin 990
According to the title of the video, the lucky user who publishes this video has in possession the final version of Mate X. Slightly different from the one presented by Huawei last March, this final iteration of the phone is equipped by HiSilicon’s latest Soc, the Kirin 990 and its 5G modem.
The chassis seems, too, to have undergone some modifications. The hinge seems to better accompany the opening and closing movement of the phone. In addition, a mechanism obviously allows to block the folding backward, there is a button located on the panel to unlock and switch to tablet mode.
A premium storage box
While Samsung provides its Galaxy Fold smartphone with a pair of protective shells, Huawei opts for a different approach. We find in fact a leather pouch in the box of the Mate X. Which is reminiscent of a glasses case.
It also remains to clarify a fundamental point in the case of Mate X. The availability or not of Google applications and services. If this foldable smartphone will suffer the same fate as the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. Huawei would not be able to release it by the end of October as it wishes.
According to a recent report out of China, the Mate X will come at the end of this months. As of now, it is already in mass production and official sales in China will commence within two weeks.