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HUAWEI Mate X isn't even out in West, but Mate Xs is confirmed for 2020 launch

Like the idea of the Mate X but want a little more power? Well, the Mate Xs is coming to scratch that itch.

Published onOctober 24, 2019

Huwei Mate X Edited unloded on table 1

The HUAWEI Mate X has only just launched in China, coming in at ~$2400, but the company is already looking forward to 2020.

HUAWEI announced the Mate XS at the Chinese Mate X event this week, according to Droidholic (and subsequently confirmed by HUAWEI in an email to Android Authority). This particular model differs from the standard Mate X by offering a Kirin 990 chipset instead of the older Kirin 980. The Kirin 990 debuted in the brand-new Mate 30 series, while the Kirin 980 appeared in the Mate 20 and P30 family.

This isn’t the first time we heard about a Mate X with a Kirin 990 though, as the company’s Richard Yu told journalists at IFA 2019 that it was considering a chipset upgrade.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is also coming next year.

There’s no word on any other changes between the HUAWEI Mate Xs and Mate X, so those wishing for periscope zoom or the Mate 30 Pro‘s 40MP ultra-wide camera will need to keep wishing.

HUAWEI confirmed to us that the tweaked foldable phone would launch in March 2020. It’s unclear if this is a Chinese or global launch, but the US trade ban situation would likely play a big part in determining this. HUAWEI is unable to pre-install Google services on its new devices as a result of the ban. But a global launch would certainly be more likely if the ban is lifted by then, allowing HUAWEI and Google to work together once again.