Huawei recently trademarked the Mate X moniker, which makes us think that the company has planned the launch of a brand new high-end device. Well, the company may have decided to trademark this moniker just to defend itself from the competition, because other companies using similar names for their products might cause an issue to its branding. But recent leaks have suggested that the Mate X may really exist. A new page spotted on TENAA websites contains some info about a device with the model number NEO-AL00, which is said to be the Huawei Mate X.
According to some firmware files which recently surfaced, the Huawei device identified by the model number NEO-AL00 is a flagship phone. It sports the most powerful SoC ever released by Huawei: the octa-core Kirin 970, which is also the same as the Huawei Mate 10 and the upcoming P20. According to rumours, the letter A inside the model number stands for the configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. If it is really so, the alleged Huawei Mate X may be a high-end device, but note that it may not be the best flagship by the company.
Besides performance, it may also focus on the quality-price ratio, given that nowadays every flagship has at least 64 GB of internal storage. Recently, the customer service of Huawei mall hinted at the arrival of new a series of smartphones, and this is another info which makes us think that Huawei Mate X is in development.
At MWC 2018, Huawei released a device with a similar name. We are referring to the flagship convertible tablet MateBook X Pro, which comes with an Intel Core i7 8th gen CPU in its most powerful configuration. Everything seems to be suggesting that if a Huawei Mate X does exists, it will be one of the most important handsets by the Chinese giant.