MWC 2019: Huawei Mate X 5G foldable smartphone launched

Huawei has launched its first foldable smartphone at a pre-MWC event today, the Mate X, which also happens to be 5G enabled. Alongside, the company has also launched the MateBook 14 and an updated Huawei MateBook X Pro. The company has followed in the footsteps of Samsung, which had also launched its Galaxy Fold smartphone a few days ago. That being said, Xiaomi, which was rumoured to launch a similar product, didn’t release any foldable device. The company settled for launching its 5G capable Mi Mix 3 instead.

Huawei 5G Mate X: specifications, features and price

The Huawei Mate X comes with two displays, one with a 6.6-inch panel and another with a 6.38-inch panel. The resolution of the two displays is 2,480 x 1,148p and 2,480 x 892 pixels respectively, and aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and 25:9 respectively. The phone has a Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge for a sleek design. When opened, the device converts into a large 8-inch 8:7.1 aspect ratio OLED display with 11mm thickness and a resolution of 2,480 x 2,200 pixels. The phone also supports two column browsing, side by side or multi-window use. It relies on the Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor along with Balong 5000 7nm 5G multi-mode modem. The phone has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of ROM. The Huawei Mate X’s dual SIM feature supports both 4G and 5G.

The foldable design makes it possible for the quad- camera setup by Leica to play the role of both front and rear cameras and mirror shooting lets one see their picture as it’s being taken. The phone also features a 4,500mAh battery with 55W Huawei SuperCharge. The phone can be charged to 85 percent within 30 minutes of charging. It carries a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button on the right-hand side of the phone. The smartphone has been launched at a price of €2,299 (~Rs 1,85,200) and will be available in mid-2019.

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Avica Bedi

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