New Huawei Mate X model gets certified with 65W fast charging support
Foldable phones are a thing now, as you probably have noticed, and every smartphone manufacturer is looking into making their own implementation. Huawei came out with an implementation of its own called the Huawei Mate X. Due to US sanctions, though, the device only saw a release in their home Chinese market. But it brought a different implementation to other competitors such as the Motorola Razr and the Galaxy Fold. Whereas these devices folded inward (flip phone-style in the case of the Razr, notebook-style in the case of the Fold), the Mate X’s screen folds outward and wraps around the outside of the phone.
With up to 8 GB of RAM and a Kirin 980 for its brains, it also packs as much processing power as Huawei’s flagships did, and it’s due for a refresh next year. But while a full, next-generation product arrives, the device will also be receiving a slight refresh called the Mate Xs which features, among other things, a more up-to-date Kirin 990 processor. And this may just be the device that just went through the CCC, a Chinese regulatory agency. The listing shows a device from Huawei with model number TAH-AN00m (for reference, the Mate X’s codename is Tahiti or TAH for short), and the only apparent improvement revealed in the listing seems to be improved 20V/3.25A (65W) charging. 65W charging is rumored to be coming with Huawei’s upcoming Huawei P40 lineup, and it’s also rumored to be one of the Mate Xs’s purported features (the Mate X supports 55W charging).
The Huawei Mate Xs is expected to launch around the first quarter of 2020 following an announcement at the upcoming MWC 2020 event. The second-generation product, expected to launch as the Huawei Mate X2, should be launching in the second half of the year.