Patent reveals Huawei Mate X II foldable already in the works
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.