Huawei has patented a new moniker: Mate X. It was filed on the website of the EU Intellectual Property Office, and according to the application it has been located in the category “Mobile phones; smartphones”. Now, there are two most reliable hypotheses: the first is that we are talking about an upcoming flagship phone, maybe a more advanced variant of the latest Huawei flagship: the Mate 10. A second hypothesis is that the patent has been filed just to protect the business from competitors which could choose this name for their products and release similar devices which could harm Huawei’s image.

A device with a similar name already exists among Huawei’s product lineup, but it is not a smartphone. We are referring to the Huawei Matebook X released last year: it is a Windows 10 laptop with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and an SSD with a 256 GB capacity in its base version. The existence of this device gives even more credit to the hypothesis that Huawei has trademarked the Mate X moniker only to defend itself from competitors. But on the other hand, it is also true that Apple released iPhone X last year, which is a special version for the 10th anniversary of iPhone, and Huawei may be planning to do something similar by releasing a variant of the Mate 10 identified by the letter X.

At this moment it is only possible to speculate about it as we do not have any official info if we exclude the moniker. Just to remind you, Huawei is going to hold an event at MWC 2018 in which it will showcase new laptops and smartphones. So, if Huawei Mate X really exists, we may know more about it at the most important trade show of the year related to mobile devices, which will take place starting from February 26.