Huawei Mate X Will Feature The Company’s New Kirin 990 Chipset

Huawei Mate X Will Feature The Company’s New Kirin 990 Chipset

Huawei’s Yanmin Wang, president of CEE, Nordic and Canadian Regions of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, has confirmed that the upcoming Mate X will feature the Kirin 990 chipset.

While it’s not a complete surprise, given that the Kirin 990 is the manufacturer’s new chipset which we’ll be seeing in the Huawei Mate 30, it wasn’t officially confirmed. Which is what is happening now.

Wang also said that the foldable phone will be “coming very soon” which we’re still hoping is before the end of the year.

The handset was revealed at MWC 2019 back in February with a June launch date. It ended up getting pushed back to September, but that idea soon went out of the window.

As it stands, Huawei has said that there’s “no possibility” of meeting a September release, and is aiming for the Mate X to launch before 2020, with November standing out as a likely launch window.

Thanks to official renders spotted earlier this week, we’ve got a look at what could be the final form for the phone, which has had a couple of changes since we saw it at the start of the year.

If Huawei can slip in by November, the Mate X may be able to benefit from the temporary license granted to it by the U.S. Commerce Department of Commerce that gives the company an extra 90 days before being added to its Commerce Entity List. Meaning that it may launch with Android, like the Mate 30.

But after so many delays, we’ll have to see if Huawei can pull its finger out in time.


This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.