A few weeks ago, an unknown Huawei phone with model number NEO-AL00 was seen on TENAA. Initially, there were rumors that it was one of the P20 series, but that isn’t true as we already know none of the P20 series has that model number. However, the popular opinion is that this is the Huawei Mate X.
The Huawei Mate X is said to be a new flagship phone in Huawei’s pipeline. Firmware files have shown it has the Kirin 970 powering it and rumors say it will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
While the former may be true since Huawei hasn’t launched a more powerful chipset yet, the latter seems to be wrong based on latest developments.
The TENAA listing has been updated and it now adds the RAM and ROM configuration of the phone. According to the page which was updated on Monday, March 19, the Huawei Mate X will have 6GB of RAM and 512GB of storage! Yes, you read that right.
While the largest embedded storage on a phone for now is 256GB, 512GB isn’t far fetched and Huawei isn’t just making up numbers. Last year, Samsung announced that it was going to begin production of 512GB flash storage this year.
The Huawei Mate X may likely be the first phone in the world to come with the new storage capacity seeing as Samsung itself didn’t announce a 512GB version of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. It also wouldn’t be a surprise if Samsung releases a 512GB version of its new flagships in future.
In conclusion, phones may not be the only recipients of the new storage. We may also see it in Always Connected PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors.