The Huawei Mate X has been delayed so that the company is sure it has a good product available and won’t suffer from the same negative reports that the Samsung Galaxy Fold had. With all the problems that Huawei has been having because of the trade ban imposed by the US, problems with their most anticipated device is the last thing they needed. However, the time has finally came for the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone to be launched, at least in China.
The company refined the smartphone and it now comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage as well as 5G connectivity. Since the device has been in the works for so long, some things were too hard to change, so it comes with last year’s Kirin 980 chipset and not the newer Kirin 990 that was announced this year. Still, it is quite a powerful device and people won’t really see any performance problems. And thanks to the 4500mAh battery, the smartphone should have good battery life.
The main aspect isn’t the performance, but the screen. This is the companies first foldable smartphone and among the first to be actually available for purchase, after the Flex Pai and the Galaxy Fold. It has an 8″ screen with 2480×2200 resolution that when unfolded can be used as a tablet and offer good screen real estate. The device folds outwards so that part of the screen becomes the back of the phone. When folded, the main screen is similar to a traditional smartphone with a 6.6″ diagonal and 2480×1148 resolution.
The Huawei Mate X has 4 cameras on the back that are also used for selfies since you can use the back portion of the display as your screen when needed. The main camera has a 40MP sensor and it is joined by an 8MP telephoto lens, a 16MP wide-angle camera and a 3D depth sensor. The device is capable of 3x optical zoom and up to 45x hybrid zoom. In China, the device will be sold for 16,999 yuan which translates to approximately $2400. For now, there is no word on a global launch. Probably waiting to be able to get Google Play Store on it.