CEO Richard Yu said at IFA that the foldable Huawei Mate X will be available in October or November at the latest. Since then the launch window has been narrowed down to October, at least for China.

The info comes from Huawei’s customer service. A global launch may follow in November, but we’ll have to keep an eye on Huawei’s news outlets. Though as mass production of the phone picks up, we expect info to make its way to the Internet through unofficial channels too.

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Huawei Mate X

The Mate X was originally configured with a Kirin 980 chipset and an external 5G modem. There are speculations that Huawei might upgrade it to the Kirin 990, which has an integrated 5G modem. It’s not clear if this will wholly replace the old model or if Huawei will launch both versions (with the 990-based phone as a premium option).

For what it’s worth, the official site still lists the Kirin 980. That could change come launch time, of course. And then there’s the whole Google Play Services situation – if the trade embargo doesn’t lift in time for the global launch, Huawei will probably just launch it with Huawei Media Services, same as the Mate 30.

Source (in Chinese) | Via