Meet Mate X, Huawei’s first foldable smartphone that takes on Samsung Galaxy Fold

    MWC 2019: Meet Mate X, Huawei’s first foldable smartphone with 5G support. It also offers bigger screens than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.
    By: HT CORRESPONDENT
    | Updated on: Feb 25 2019, 10:03 IST
    Huawei Mate X will be available later this year.
    Huawei Mate X will be available later this year. (Huawei)
    Huawei Mate X will be available later this year.
    Huawei Mate X will be available later this year. (Huawei)

    After Samsung, Huawei showcased its first foldable smartphone. Called Huawei Mate X, the foldable smartphone functions just like Samsung's Galaxy Fold but has a few subtle changes. Priced at 2299 euros (1,85,000 approximately), Huawei Mate X will be available in mid 2019.

    Huawei Mate X is essentially a combination of three displays in total. When folded up, it offers a large 8-inch screen. It has as many as two cover displays. There's a 6.6-inch front display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 6.38-inch back display. Unlike Samsung's Galaxy Fold, the Huawei Mate X features a borderless design with no notch or punch-hole camera. The foldable phone uses 'Falcon Wing' design and is 5.4mm thin.

    The cameras on the Mate X are tucked on the corner bezel of the foldable phone. There's a USB Type-C port at the bottom corner and speaker grille at the centre. The power button and fingerprint sensor are placed on the side. Huawei Mate X will be available in one colour of 'Interstellar Blue'.

     

    It is powered by in-house Balong 5000 modem for 5G support. Under the hood, it runs on Kirin 980 chipset. Huawei says its 5G modem offers double the speed than industry rivals. It claims that one 1GB movie can be downloaded in just 3 seconds.

     

    The smartphone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. Huawei Mate X also offers dual SIM (5G + LTE) support and expandable storage. It is fuelled by a 4,500mAh battery along with support for 55W charging.

     

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    First Published Date: 24 Feb, 19:29 IST
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