Huawei's Foldable Mate X Is Reportedly Launching With a Smaller Battery

By Shabana Arif on at

The Huawei Mate X is set to make its debut this September, but rumour has it that the foldable handset will be shipping with a smaller battery than initially planned.

When we saw the device at MWC 2019 earlier this year, it housed a 4,500 mAh battery with 55W supercharging that juiced up the phone to 85 per cent in just 30 minutes.

The Mate X was supposed to release last month, but was delayed after Samsung pushed back the launch date of its Galaxy Fold to address the plethora of issues it was riddled with.

Now the final spec sheet for the Mate X has apparently leaked and it looks like the battery capacity has been reduced by 100mAh, down to 4,400mAh, which appears to be supported by the 8g difference in weight. The phone now weighs 287g.

The Mate X also looks like it'll run Android Pie 9 out of the box.

Huawei senior vice president Vincent Pang has previously said that the final version of the phone will essentially be the same hardware we saw at MWC, so we're not expecting too many changes outside of the battery size.

The launch is set for September "at the latest" in "any country that has 5G", although the company's relations with the US has left us all scratching our heads, and the tech giant has said that little has changed despite President Trump's pledge to ease restrictions on the company. [UberGizmo]