During an interview with French Publication Frandroid, Huawei’s CEO for Consumer Business Group Richard Yu had confirmed that the company will announce an upgraded Huawei Mate X during the upcoming MWC 2020.
According to the Huawei executive, the upgraded version will feature a better hinge, more resilience display and the latest Kirin 990 SoC. Although Huawei had previously revealed that the company is currently prepping a Kirin 990 version of the device dubbed as the Mate Xs, but there are no official confirmation if the upgraded Mate X is in fact the upcoming Mate Xs.
Despite it’s hefty price tag of 16,999 yuan (US$2,403), it remains one of the most highly sought-after smartphone in the Chinese market. The Huawei Mate X is also comparatively more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Fold which is currently retailing at 15,999 Yuan (US$2,293).
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Sad to say, it’s international availability remains uncertain even though it had seen a successful launch in the Chinese market. Previously, a Huawei’s spokesman had told CNBC that a global launch plan is still currently under review.
One of the main reasons for it’s delayed global launch is said to be due to the omission of pre-installed Google Play apps and services on the device. As a result of that, it might be unlikely for consumers to fork out such an astronomical sum of money for the device.