Official Renders of the Huawei Mate X Show off a Few Welcome Changes

By Shabana Arif on at

At last, we have an official photo of Huawei's upcoming foldable Mate X after getting a peek earlier this year, along with some of its specs.

Thanks to a listing on the site of Chinese regulator TENAA, we have the official renders to peruse which don't appear to show a radical difference in design compared to the Mate X handset we got to play with at MWC 2019 back in February.

Something new of note that's seemingly been added since we last saw the device is a ToF sensor, while the power button appears to not protrude as much and is sporting a red indicator on it which wasn't a feature of the handset when we got a hands-on in February.

It looks like we'll get three variants, offering 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM options, alongside 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB storage, and supporting 256GB expandable memory.

Last week Huawei announced that it was pushing the release date of its first foldable smartphone again, from its September window to a vague date that will almost probably definitely be before the end of the year. Maybe November.

The Mate X was initially set to launch in June but was delayed to give the manufacturer more time to iron out the kinks.

According to the spec sheet we saw last month, everything else appears to be the same, so aside from the ToF sensor and renders, there's not a huge update.

Huawei's CEO optimistically speculated that in two years, half of the company's flagship devices could be foldable, but given the delay with its first one, I'd say we should see how that goes first. [Trusted Reviews]