Shenzhen, China-headquartered Huawei has joined the fray as major phone makers in the world compete with one another to lead the foldable smartphone and 5G race in 2019. Huawei has now unveiled the Mate X foldable smartphone to rival other mobile devices with multiple screens, such as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Xiaomi Mix Flex, and others.
As rumored, the Huawei Mate X features 5G connectivity, which is based on the modem called Baolong 5000, manufactured by the same company. The maker avers this new release is the fastest 5G smartphone.
It will also come with 55W SuperCharge, an option that makes it the fastest charging smartphone. And Huawei claims the Mate X is engineered with the capability to top up 85 percent of the battery with half an hour.
When the handset is in tablet mode, it has an 8-inch screen and a resolution of 2480 pixels by 2200 pixels. When folded, the main part of the device becomes 6.6 inches with a resolution of 2480 pixels by 1148 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
While the second largest smartphone maker in the world was having a presentation with the media before the official event, it stated that 4 cameras should be expected. But the version shown in the demo only had 3. Huawei did not share any details about the specs of the camera setup, but the Leica logo is quite visible, so the new phone is anticipated to output flagship-tier images.
The Huawei Mate X will be available for sale in the middle of this year at the rate of €2,299 (around $2,600) in just a single color, Interstellar Blue.