Huawei’s Shenzen based 5G event is ready to kick off in a few hours. It is expected that the Chinese tech giant will reveal several 5G capable smart products, and it is likely that one of them is going to be the elusive Huawei Mate X.
The reason why its launch is likely is that back in September, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu revealed during the Mate 30’s launch that the Mate X will start shipping in a month. Since the Mate X is going to be a 5G capable device, it is reasonable for it to launch during a 5G based event.
Keep in mind that this is all speculation on our part, Huawei hasn’t confirmed that the Mate X is, in fact, launching at this event.
Huawei Mate X will be powered by the flagship Kirin 990 chipset, which will come with a built-in Balong 5000 5G modem. It will have 12GB of RAM, up to 512 gigs of storage space, and a single 4,500 mAh battery (unlike the Galaxy Fold). It will have a new 3D Time of Flight camera sensor as part of its triple primary camera setup.
The expected price range for the Kirin 990 5G variant is $1979. There is also going to be a cheaper model powered by the Kirin 980 SoC with an expected price tag is $1414. Both of these prices are significantly lower than what Huawei originally revealed back in February ($2563).
We’ll keep you posted if Huawei launches the Mate X at the 5G event.