Huawei is Debuting its Follow-Up to the Foldable Mate X at MWC 2020

By Shabana Arif on at

The company's new and improved foldable phone will be unveiled in February.

Richard Yu, Huawei CEO, confirmed the news at an event in Shenzhen (via Frandroid), saying that the Mate Xs will be the Chinese manufacturer's first smartphone with 5G.

The device will house a Kirin 990 chipset, which we already got the lowdown on when it was fist announced this October. When it comes to its design, Yu teased an improvement with the hinge mechanism, and a more durable screen.

When it was initially announced, a March 2020 launch date in China was mentioned, but - like the Mate X - no western release appeared to be on the cards. But that might be set to change, with Yu reportedly discussing the possibility of a European launch during the event.

He didn't say much else, so we don't have a ton more info than we did in October, but the prospect of  releasing the phone outside of China will be good news for Huawei fans. Of course, if it does reach our shores, don't expect access to Google apps and whatnot. [TechRadar]