Huawei has always wanted to have a fair competition with Samsung. Right after the latter announced its first-ever foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei has launched a foldable smartphone of its own. Though the Huawei Mate Xis way costlier when compared to the Galaxy Fold ($2600 vs $1980), whether or not it is better than the Galaxy Fold is the main concern here.
Huawei Mate X: Full specifications
Starting things off with the display, the Huawei Mate X sports a 6.6-inch OLED display (161.3 x 78.3 x 11 mm) which becomes an 8-inch OLED unit (161.3 x 146.2 x 5.4 mm) when unfolded.
The resolution comes out to be 2200 x 2480 pixels and the pixel density is 414 ppi.
At the back, there is a 6.38-inch display which can be used when the device is folded. There is no notch at the top of any of the displays and the display is almost bezel-less. The device weighs 295 g.
To make the device easy to hold, there is a groove that runs across the length of the phone (which is called the sidebar). The other end sports a USB Type-C charging port.
The power button doubles as the fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood, the Huawei Mate X is powered with a 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 which is coupled with 8GB of RAM, Mali-G76 MP10 GPU, and 512GB of internal storage which can further be expandable by up to 256GB with the help of an external SD card.
Moving on to the cameras of the device, the Huawei Mate X sports a quad camera setup (40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF + 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide) + 8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto) + TOF camera).
A large 4500 mAh battery fuels the device which has support for Huawei SuperCharge (85% in 30 min).
As mentioned earlier, the device is kept at a whopping price tag of $2600 or around Euro 2300 which is absolutely bizarre. The company did not let anyone touch the device during the MWC and we know that this is still nascent days for the foldable tech. Whether or not investing such a staggering amount on a smartphone whose V2.0 will definitely turn out to be a better version is not that difficult a question to answer.
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