We already knew that the Huawei Mate X would suffer some modifications in the final version, but today we learn there’s also a camera involved. Originally, the device was supposed to debut in the summer, but it was delayed till November, after a few drawbacks were found. We learned that the design would be change a bit we’d get a new CPU and no we also get a new camera.
In the original version showcased early in the year, there were 3 back cameras and a ToF 3D sensor. Now according to TENAA and several other sources, the Time of Flight 3D sensor has been replaced with a mystery 8 megapixel camera. It’s said to also provide depth info for Bokeh, or maybe it’s a brand new sort of Time of Flight cam. Interestingly, the phone was introduced earlier in the year as having 3 cameras and now documents mention it as having 4.
The sketch you see above also shows us the 4 cameras on the side of the phone. This patent was filed back in July and it was published on September 6th 2019. The patented model has a visible extra camera, below the 3 main ones. Other specs mentioned by the documents stay very much the same, including the 8 inch OLED screen with a 2480 x 220 pixel resolution and the 4400 mAh battery. There were rumors about a 4500 mAh battery, but they didn’t pan out.
We also know that the basic version of the device comes with a Kirin 980 CPU, but there’s also one with a Kirin 990 CPU, the fresh processor unveiled at IFA 2019. We’ll get 6 GB of RAM to start with, but there are also 8 GB and 12 GB versions prepared. The Mate 30 unveiling on September 19th may bring us more details about the Mate X as well. Don’t expect a price drop from 2300 euros though…