Coming off the heels of Samsung’s Pre MWC-show a few days ago showcasing its Samsung Fold, Huawei manages to their own foldable dubbed the Mate X under wraps until a day or two before their announcement. Huawei has been known for crafting some great products ranging from their smartphones to their MateBook series and the Mate X looks to fit right in.
Mate X features what they are calling the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge making the making the 8in tablet fold into a 6.6’ dual display and vice versa. The Mate X is using an OLED foldable Fullview display and will be housed with a 5G modem chipset Balong 5000. Mate X will support dual sim capabilities and be able to use 4G and 5G. Also hiding inside that 5.4mm thick frame is a 4,500mAh battery and of course utilizes SuperCharge. 30mins will get your phone back up to 85%.
Spec wise the Mate X will be running EMUI 9.1.1 aka Android 9, will have 8GB RAM with 512GB storage. It will be using Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset, Mali G76 for GPU and of course Balong 5000 for its 5G modem. It has three cameras tuned by Lecia with a 40MP lens for wide angle, 16MP for Ultra-Wide, and 8MP for Telephoto.
Price of the Mate X will be one of the highest amounts we seen (just topping the $1,980 of the Samsung Fold a few days ago) with a tag of $2,600(2299 euros). It will be interesting to see if this phone does hit stateside but hopefully it can make it out here somehow when it releases sometime in the middle of the year.