At its 5G terminal conference held in China today, Huawei took the wraps off the much-anticipated Mate X 5G. The foldable cameraphone was first uncovered at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) announced this year but has not been formally launched until now. Huawei did hint that problems with the yield were responsible for the delay in the release of the device. Here are few pics of the gadget scoop up from Weibo.
The Mate X as you know, is Huawei’s first foldable smartphone and it is directly positioned to get on the Samsung Galaxy Fold however looks to have a much better design. Talking of the design, the Mate X utilises a design which Huawei phone calls Falcon Wing with up to 1000 sections inside that ensures a seamless overall performance. It has a thickness of 5.4 mm in the unfolded state what is narrow than the Apple iPad Pro 2018. Whenever it is folded, it still is thin with a thickness of just 11 mm. The gadget weighs 295 grams.Huawei Mate X
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In order to keep the design thin, the smartphone does not have the 3.5mm audio jack however it has a USB Type-C port. The phone moreover packs a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that doubles like the power button. At the side moreover, is a triple camera setup with the Leica badge.
A fast reminder of the specifications. The Mate X has a large 8-inch screen with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels and an 8:7.1 aspect ratio after unfolded with pretty thin bezels and with no notch or “cliff” as the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Whenever folded, It becomes a dual-display smartphone – one side is a 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148) 19.5:9 panel although the other is a 6.38-inch (2480 x 892) 25:9 display. The gadget is fueled by the Hisilicon Kirin 980 chipset with Balong 5000 modem to power the 5G. The chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It dual nano SIM slots however only one of them supports 5G.
The base digital camera is a 40MP wide-angle lens, the second one is a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and the third lens is an 8MP telephoto lens. The device packs a 4500mA battery ability and one interesting thing is the 55W SuperCharge quick charging technology it sports. On the software angle, the Huawei Mate X arrives with options design for the foldable display design.
The smartphone arrives with a steep 16,999 yuan (~$2403) price tag and will go on sale this November. The manufacturer will Additionally launch another foldable phone dubbed Mate Xs fueled by Kirin 990 5G upcoming year.