Huawei ’s first 5G folding screen phone, the Mate X, is still difficult to find, an upgraded version of the Huawei Mate Xs has not yet been released, and the second-generation Mate X foldable-screen phone is on the way.
It is reported that Huawei will launch the second-generation Mate X foldable phone in the second half of next year. Some hinge and panel suppliers have begun mass production of new components.
The company that has been rumored to be a supplier of hinge devices is Jarllytec. In addition to Huawei, it also has a cooperative relationship with another Chinese smartphone manufacturer. However, as the complexity and reliability of the components needed to be further tested, the company did not disclose its capacity plans explicitly.
From a time point of view, the second-generation Mate X may choose to launch with the Mate 40 series. Undoubtedly, they are expected to simultaneously carry the rumored Kirin 1000 series processors and natively support 5G networks.
According to an earlier report, the Kirin 1020 code-named Baltimore has almost locked in the use of TSMC’s 5nm process, which can improve performance by up to 50% compared to Kirin 990. The main reason is that the CPU architecture is upgraded from A76 to A78, leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, A77 used in MediaTek Teana 1000.
It is worth mentioning that in a recent interview with the French media, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business, announced that an upgraded version of Huawei Mate X will be released during MWC 2020. The new machine will be upgraded with better hinges, better screens, and Kirin 990 5G SoC.