What you need to know
- According to a new report, Huawei has upgraded the internals of its foldable Mate X smartphone.
- Instead of the Kirin 980, the smartphone is now said to be powered by a Kirin 990 chipset under the hood.
- In addition to the newer chipset, the phone will also offer an upgraded RYYB camera sensor.
Huawei confirmed last week that its foldable Mate X smartphone is now expected to arrive sometime between September and November this year. According to a new report from Neowin, the final version of the Mate X will not only feature a few minor design changes but also pack HiSilicon's next-generation Kirin 990 processor.
The Kirin 990 chipset is expected to be formally announced at Huawei's IFA 2019 press conference next month. It will be HiSilicon's first mobile processor to be built using TSMC's 7nm EUV process. In addition to being faster and slightly more efficient compared to the Kirin 980, the chipset will also include support for capturing 4K videos at 60fps. The first phones to go on sale with the flagship chipset under the hood will be Huawei's Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, which are rumored to debut on September 19.
Apart from the newer processor, Huawei has reportedly upgraded the camera hardware as well on the final retail version of the Mate X. The Mate X will feature an upgraded RYYB sensor, similar to the company's current flagship device, the P30 Pro. As a result, we can expect the Mate X to deliver very impressive low-light performance.
On the outside, the Mate X will come with a slimmer lock button as well as a more refined 'Falcon hinge'. While the upgrades will no doubt make the Mate X a more desirable device at launch, it will not be the first foldable phone to go on sale. Samsung recently confirmed that its Galaxy Fold will be available for purchase in select markets from September.
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