Richard Yu, the leader of Huawei’s consumer business, spoke to Frandroid and revealed the details during a trip to headquarters of Huawei.
Huawei is also planning to bring the current Mate X to Europe, probably in the first quarter of 2020. Mate X, which was launched last month, is getting sold in China for $2,400.
Half of the screen of the foldable MateX can flip around back so that you can have a screen on both sides when it is folded closed. This design of the phone has made it one of the best options during the debut year of folding phones. Other phones like Samsung Galaxy Fold have major hinges that create creases or gaps in the design.
The trend of the folding phone is to expand more in the next year, particularly with the launch of the Motorola Razr. Samsung is also trying to iterate on the design of its current folding phone.
Apart from the Mate X news, some additional details have also come out regarding Huawei P40. According to Frandroid, the phone is going to enhance its photo quality, which is already excellent and make its performance better. Much prominently, Yu said the phone would have a new and unique design.
A purported leak of the design yesterday shows that the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro are inclined to look like what we mostly expect from a 2020 smartphone.
The 91 mobiles and OnLeaks revealed design mock-up presenting a rectangular camera housing, similar to the ones we see on leaks of upcoming Samsung phones.
There is one twist on the design. The P40 Pro is assumed to have a display that is curved on the edges. Its metal back looks to come up around the corners of the screen, possibly as protection from drops.
Yu also said that the P40 would be launched in late March.