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Huawei Mate X launch date could be just around the corner

Foldable phones were the highlight of the beginning of the year and also the biggest disappointments of 2019. After long years of planning and developing, Samsung finally announced its first foldable phone, the Samsung Fold, which soon proved to be faulty. Huawei also announced its own foldable device, the Huawei Mate X, however, the official launch of the handset was delayed several times so we still didn’t get to actually see the smartphone. Now, it seems that the big launch date is finally approaching. The company’s CEO previously stated that they were hoping for an October launch and the fact that an unboxing video of the Mate X recently showed up on Youtube suggests that the event might be just around the corner.

According to the video, Huawei made some changes in the design of the foldable device, most likely in order to avoid the problems Samsung encountered with its own device of this kind. Namely, the change consists of a minor tweak made to the button used to open the latch of the foldable smartphone. Apart from this, the design doesn’t seem to have changed.

The Huawei Mate X will reportedly cost around $2,600, so it’s only natural that future users expect it to offer all the best features on the market and ensure great user experience. The Mate X will reportedly do just this. The handset is rumored to sport a 6.6-inch folded display, and an 8-inch OLED display when opened. Under the hood of the handset, there is a HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, which paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage should turn the user experience into a really smooth one.

The handset will sport a quad-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 40MP main sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, and a TOF 3D camera. Of course, this combo sounded a lot better in February, when the handset was first announced, but it still isn’t a bad feature. As for the selfie camera, there is no such device on the Huawei Mate X, as users will be able to use the main camera for snapping selfies too due to the design of the device. A 4,500mAh battery with 55W charging support completes the image. Hopefully, there will be lots of software related surprises too, otherwise, Huawei will have a hard time justifying the $2,600 price tag.

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