Huawei will finally release its $2,400 Mate X phone on November 15th

Ruben Fields
October 24, 2019

For comparison, Samsung's Galaxy fold costs $1,980 includes free screen repairs within the first year of using the device, and one $150 fix thereafter.

For the Mate X, a hard release in China will proceed after multiple delays from the company throughout the a year ago.

The company delayed the release of the Mate X from June to September initially saying it was conducting additional tests and did not want to destroy its reputation.

At the MWC 2019, which was held in the month of February, Huawei launched its first foldable smartphone that is called the Mate X.

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The company announced that it will begin shipping its Mate X in China on November 15 and told The Verge that it is in the process of outlining plans for an worldwide release. The limited version will come with 8GB RAM + 512GB Storage and will be available in Forest Green and Orange with vegan leather. The folding display covers an 8-inch diagonal, or a 6.6-inch one when folded.

Design-wise, the Mate Xs seems to be identical to the regular Mate X. On the inside though, the phone will pack the newer and more powerful Kirin 990 5G chipset.

As for the phone itself, it is powered by Huawei's own HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, paired with the Balong 5000 modem for 5G. There's a massive 4500mAh battery inside the device.

There's no word from Huawei yet on the global availability of the Mate X. The company is likely taking a cautious approach with the launch of the Mate X after the Galaxy Fold fiasco.

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