Samsung has started a Smartphone evolution, and it is the Foldable phone! Huawei has launched theirs, and it is known as the Huawei Mate X 5G Foldable Phone.
Of course, the Huawei Mate X 5G Foldable Phone is an actual rival to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the phone folds without a gap.
During the launch, Huawei claims that the Mate X has a patented hinge design with over 100 components. And that it took Huawei’s engineers took three years to bring in the Foldable phone.
The talk of Chinese company, Huawei making a Foldable phone has been rumored for a while, and today, we have seen the full image, picture and Oppo are also aiming straight at it.
The Huawei Mate X 5G Foldable phone was officially unveiled at the pre-MWC conference in Barcelona. Featuring dual OLED FullView Display panels, that goes all the way up to 8-inch OLED tablet.
The spec on paper are quite amazing, and much more inspiring, as it comes with 5G, 4,500mAh battery, and Huawei’s in-house Kirin 980 processor.
Huawei Mate X Specs
– When Folded, you have a 6.6-inch (19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2480 x 1148 resolution) main display
– Another folded side is the 6.4-inch (25:9, 2480 x 892) rear display
– But unfolded, you have a 8-inch (8:7.1, 2480 x 2200) main display
*. RAM: 8GB
*. Color: Blue colour option
*. Camera: 40-megapixel sensor as wide-angle lens, 16-megapixel as ultra-wide-angle lens, and 8-megapixel sensor as telephoto lens
*. Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC
*. Storage: 512GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
*. Battery: 4500mAh capacity with Huawei’s 55W SuperCharge technology
Design and Display
It works magnificently than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and it arrives with two OLED FullView Display panels on the outer body, which immediately brings 8-inch tablet.
Well, it is good, and remarkable to see that Chinese Smartphone maker, Huawei is taking a different path, but still arriving at the same point.
The Mate X is the answer to Samsung Galaxy Fold Smartphone, and it competes against the Samsung Galaxy Fold that debuted earlier this week.
For instance, the Galaxy Fold arrived with an Infinity Flex Display, but the Mate X used a Falcon Wing Design and a FullView Display experience.
Another pointed spec, is the display notch on the Galaxy Fold, which was houses the selfie camera, but it is not available on the Huawei Mate X.
Huawei Mate X’s single OLED display can be used in three ways, if the device is folded, you’ll have a dual-screen smartphone.
The second display on the rear allows you to take selfies with the main camera or to share what’s on your primary display with a person on the other side.
And when you automatically opens up your Mate X Android Smartphone, you’ll get 8-inch OLED display tablet with minimal bezels on three sides.
The Mate X arrives with two FullView Display panels sizes, and when they are combined together, you’ll be presented by an 8-inch OLED FullView Display panel.
The device, when folded, offers a 6.6-inch display experience at the front with a pixel count of 1148×2480 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Huawei at its conference showcased that the 6.6-inch display panel is larger than what the iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Fold. It is the finest out there, esp for one-hand operations.
While the back of the Huawei Mate X sport a 6.38-inch display with 892×2480 pixel count and 25:9 aspect ratio. Which can be used to capture selfies.
Meanwhile, when the device is unfolded, the 8-inch display has a 2480×2200 pixels resolution along with an 8:71 aspect ratio.
“With Huawei Mate X, we bring the future of design and the future of technology,” Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, at the pre-MWC conference.
On one of the sides of the Mate X, Huawei leaves a thicker section that houses the three cameras, flash, and a push-button latch that secures the folded tablet in a closed position.
Well, the thicker grip section helps you to fold the phone outwards, and this radically helps to protect the display, whenever it falls down.
According the NDTV, when the device unfolded, it comes with a thickness of 5.4mm that is thinner than the 5.9mm iPad Pro and 6.9mm “other foldable phone”. The phone, when folded, comes with an 11mm thickness over the 17mm “other foldable phone”.
The power key on the side of the Huawei Mate X also houses a fingerprint sensor. For now, there is no in-display fingerprint sensor scanner, until it becomes a real thing.
The Mate X arrives with a single Interstellar Blue colour option, and in the box includes a Full Protection Case that protects the phone extensively.
Camera and Connectivity
It is reported that Huawei Mate 20 arrives with the same camera spec on the Mate 20. Because Huawei Mate X camera are also powered by Leica optics.
And it arrives with three camera sensor in total, offering two-in-one front and rear camera setup. And yes, it is powered by Leica optics.
Which consists of 40-megapixel sensor, this acts as the wide-angle lens, while the 16-megapixel as the ultra-wide-angle lens, and then an 8-megapixel sensor as the telephoto lens for in-depth shot.
According to Huawei, the Mate X arrives with a mirror shooting mode. This feature lets users show the preview of what they’re capturing to others, thanks to the rear display panel.
The Mate X also comes with 5G support to deliver high-speed data access with low latency, which is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC.
Other network and connectivity features includes 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
Performance and Battery
The Huawei Mate X is powered by the company’s HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, which was also used on the Mate 20 Pro and the Honor View 20.
And the Mate X is using the Huawei’s Balong 5000 5G chipset, which is the world first 7nm modem, which delivers up to 4.6/ 2.5Gbps downlink/ uplink speeds on Sub-6GHz.
It is coupled with a 8GB of RAM, and has 512GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. You can store more files, document as your want.
The phone is fueled by two battery packs, like the Galaxy Fold, and when combined it offers 4,500mAh of capacity. And it is enhanced by the Huawei’s 55W SuperCharge technology.
It is an upgraded 55W version of Huawei SuperCharge, and placed on the Mate X to deliver 85 percent of power in 30 minutes of charge. That is incredible.
The Huawei Mate X price has been set at EUR 2,299, around $2700 for the 8GB RAM / 512GB storage variant. The smartphone will go on sale from the middle of 2019.
Lets checkout the short video review of the Mate X from TheVerge.
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