Huawei's Mate X foldable smartphone reportedly gets a design refresh

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While the future of the foldable smartphone is looking bright, there are some caveats, addressing which will require marvelous engineering achievements. Although Huawei is yet to release its first foldable smartphone called Mate X, many tech enthusiasts hold the view that the foldable smartphone from the Chinese tech giant will face issues similar to the Galaxy Fold.

Meanwhile, Huawei has decided to tweak the design of the smartphone before the launch; it isn’t a major design overhaul though.

The Huawei CEO was recently spotted carrying a Mate X, which appeared to be different from the model that we saw at MWC, at an airport in China. And thanks to journalist Li Wei, we now have some pictures of the refreshed design of the Mate X.

As you can see in the above image, a fourth camera has been included at the rear, which is now confirmed to be ToF sensor. Also, the size of the button, which unhooks the foldable part, got bigger. Moreover, the handgrip, as well as the central spine reinforcing the “Falcon Wing” mechanism, are now covered with a texturized composite material, which has an appearance similar to carbon fiber( via XDA).

The Mate X may launch before the launch of Galaxy Fold, a competitor from Samsung. As we reported earlier, Huawei’s foldable was originally planned for a September release; and it is still slated for a September release, thanks to the suspension of the Huawei ban that the US President Donal Trump imposed a few weeks ago.

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