Huawei has unveiled the Huawei Mate X at MWC 2019 at Barcelona dubbed “The world’s fastest foldable smartphone”. We saw many teasers leading up to this, and finally Huawei has jumped in to the foldable smartphone game by unveiling its first foldable smartphone.
The Huawei Mate X comes with 5G connectivity, based on Huawei’s modem called Baolong 5000, and the company claims it is the fastest 5G smartphone. It is said to have insane speeds, we will have to wait and see how good it is when it is launched. I will surely have a video on my channel, so subscribe now at www.youtube.com/androdollar
In tablet mode, the Mate X has an 8” screen with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels. When the device is folded, the main part becomes 6.6” with a resolution of 2480 x 1148 pixels, which is the already known ratio of 19.5:9
The other side plays the role of a secondary screen, similar to the nubia X and NEX Dual Display – there are both a display and a camera setup on the same side. Huawei said you’ll be able to take “best in class selfies,” without clarifying which class the Mate X is in. For proper photos, you need to use the primary screen that does have some bezels, but nothing extraordinary.
The Mate X has 3 cameras at the back which are, 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens) + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens) + 8 MP (Telephoto). There is no dedicated selfie camera but the main cameras can be used for selfies cz the device folds. The Mate X comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB Internal storage. It is powered by the Kirin 980 SoC that we saw on the Mate 20 Pro. There is also a fingerprint scanner built in to the power button. The Mate X is runing on Android 9 pie with EMUI 9.1.1
This device is advertised as “the world’s thinnest foldable phone” – it is 11 mm thick when the Mate X is folded. Unfolded, one side is just 5.4 mm, but some components like the camera still need room to operate properly, so you have a bump on one side of the Mate X.
All these specs need a huge battery, and Huawei delivered – a 4,500 mAh cell is powering the Mate X and is charged through a USB-C port on the bottom side of the bump. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the side, doubling as a power button.
The device will also have 55W SuperCharge, making it the fastest charging smartphone, and Huawei says the Mate X can top up 85% of the battery in 30 minutes. In my opinion, this is the next exciting thing apart from the foldable screen.
Huawei Mate X will arrive in the middle of 2019 for €2,299 (that’s about $2,600) in only one color – Interstellar Blue. That could be a bummer for many people, but this device has me excited for the foldable future.
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