Huawei Mate X Likely to Go on Sale in China This Month

Oct 14, 2019 13:09 EDT
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The rumor mill has been rife with speculations about the Huawei Mate X's release for several weeks. According to Huawei's CEO, the Mate X was supposed to drop 'by September, at the latest.' Here we are halfway through October and could finally see the Huawei Mate X release in China. A report by Chinese news outlet CnBeta says the tablet is slated to be released in China by the end of this month. The report further adds that the first production run will be limited, so stocks are expected to be run out quickly. There's even a Huawei Mate X unboxing video going around on Twitter, further cementing our speculations about its release.

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As seen in the video above, the Huawei Mate X comes with a case. It is very unlike a traditional phone case and is more of a container. That isn't out of the ordinary, considering that it is an outward folding tablet. It seems to be made of leather and comes with a magnetic lid. That's all we can see in the video, along with a rough idea about the includes accessories. Samsung was kind enough to throw in a pair of Galaxy Buds with every Galaxy Fold, so it'll be interesting to see what Huawei has in store for its customers.

What do we know about the Huawei Mate X so far

The Huawei Mate X was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 and was meant to be released in June this year. That date kept getting pushed further and further, presumably due to Huawei's ongoing feud with the US government. Samsung's decision to delay the Galaxy Fold's release may have had to something to do with that decision as well. It is also speculated that Huawei will release two versions of the tablet. One may feature the Kirin 980, and the other one could be coming with the latest Kirin 990 chipset that supports 5G connectivity. The camera setup is expected to be the same as found on the Huawei P30 Pro.

We'll know more about the international release schedule once the tablet makes its way to the Chinese market. Based on what we've seen so far, it appears to function much better than the Galaxy Fold, but Huawei isn't exactly known for its honest marketing tactics, so it's best if we reserve judgment.

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