Huawei has confirmed that the upcoming Mate X foldable smartphone is slated to release sometime in September, although the exact date is a mystery at this moment. Anyways, the Huawei Mate X live images were captured when Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu was spotted at an airport in China where Chinese journalist Li Wei ran into him holding Mate X and captured the device in its glory.
The snaps are pretty detailed and show the device after it went through months of delay since it was earlier expected to be released sometime in March but it didn’t as it had to mitigate the certain foldable display-related issue as well Huawei and U.S. debacle.
The images show that Huawei has fitted a fourth camera sensor probably a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor beside the triple camera setup arranged vertically with a flash LED which is a change. Furthermore, the hinges and the region where all the cameras and other sensors are housed seemed to be covered by carbon fiber or at least it is a material that appears similar to carbon fiber. Although 9to5Google suggests that it could be carbon fiber given that the device will be priced at a whopping $2,600 which is a luxury price point.
XDA Developers deduced that the image shows the display with wavy reflections similar to how it looked during its pre-launch earlier this year. This means that the display is still not OLED but a plastic-like material which shows wavy reflections as well which could be compromised since people are still concerned about the ‘crease’ issue that was highlighted earlier.
Samsung was recalled during the visible crease and other issues where the South Korean giant took weeks to rectify and it is slated to launch the device in a few weeks. Similarly, Huawei resorted to pulling the Mate X from its launch to get it straight at the first time itself rather than taking the blows from reviewers and users similar to Samsung Galaxy Fold. Mate X is scheduled to release in September although we will have to wait until the Chinese giant doesn’t confirm the official date of release.