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Patent reveals Huawei Mate X II foldable already in the works

Having an inward-folding rear display and a full-size front display, the Mate X II design takes some cues from Samsung's Galaxy Fold (Source: Let's Go Digital)
Having an inward-folding rear display and a full-size front display, the Mate X II design takes some cues from Samsung's Galaxy Fold (Source: Let's Go Digital)
The direct successor of the Mate X appears to take a few cues from the galaxy Fold, but the overall design remains consistent with the original one. Instead of an outwards-folding single display, the mate X II features a full-size separate front display and an inwards-folding larger display on the back, with an updated metal casing and rubberized protection for the hinge.

Huawei might not be doing too well these days with all the bans and spying allegations out there, and the company is preparing for the worst and probably dedicating many of its resources towards damage control right now, but this does not have to mean that future plans are getting scrapped altogether. In fact, the latest patents field with the WIPO prove that Huawei is willing to expand the foldables portfolio, even though it postponed the launch of the Mate X for late Q3 2019.

A few days ago, WIPO published a double-folding Huawei phone concept, and just yesterday, a new patent was spotted once again by the folks at Let’s Go Digital showing what looks like a successor for the Mate X. The design is quite similar, but this new concept is actually taking some cues from Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Instead of folding the whole screen outwards, the new concept features a normal full-size screen on the front, and an inwards-folding screen on the back. The side bar that contains the rear camera setup and other necessary sensors is still in place.

Noteworthy here is the fact that the patent contains 3D renders, not just schematic drawings, implying that this new model is already in development. Further analyzing the renders, the casing appears to be made of metal for extra sturdiness, while the hinge system seems to come with additional rubberized anti-dust protection. There is only one button on the right side, and the corners look rounder. Moreover, the fingerprint sensor and the selfie cam seem to be implemented in the front display, and, since the bottom edge does not appear to feature a USB-C port, Huawei might opt for a wireless charger.

Latest word on the street is that some of the bans could be lifted for Huawei, so the Chinese company could once again collaborate with Qualcomm and Intel, allowing it to continue its global shipments. There are, of course, serious downsides to such decisions, but, on the bright side, users all around the world would be able to get their hands on gorgeous designs like the Mate X II.

Front (Source: WIPO)
Front (Source: WIPO)
Back (Source: WIPO)
Back (Source: WIPO)
Unfolded back (Source: WIPO)
Unfolded back (Source: WIPO)
Folded front (Source: WIPO)
Folded front (Source: WIPO)
Hinge side (Source: WIPO)
Hinge side (Source: WIPO)
Right side (Source: WIPO)
Right side (Source: WIPO)
Lower side (Source: WIPO)
Lower side (Source: WIPO)
Upper side (Source: WIPO)
Upper side (Source: WIPO)
 
 
 
 
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-06-20 (Update: 2019-06-20)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.