Huawei teases upgraded Mate X foldable with better hinge and tougher screen | The Verge

huawei_matex_mwc19_vsavov19.0 Huawei teases upgraded Mate X foldable with better hinge and tougher screen | The VergePhoto by Vlad Savov / The Verge

Huawei will release an improved version of its Mate X folding smartphone next year, with a better hinge, tougher screen, and faster processor. The details come from Richard Yu, leader of Huawei’s consumer business, who spoke to Frandroid during a trip to Huawei’s headquarters. Huawei also intends to bring the current Mate X to Europe, seemingly in the first quarter of 2020.

The Mate X only came out last month, going on sale in China for $2,400. Half of the foldable’s screen can flip around back, so that you have a screen on both sides when it’s folded closed. That design has made it one of the better options during the debut year of folding phones, since others — like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold — have had much more prominent hinges that…

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