Huawei’s first foldable 5G smartphone is here. The new Huawei Mate X was formally announced at a pre-MWC conference in Barcelona. The Huawei phone has two OLED FullView Display panels on the outer body that help transform the hardware into an 8-inch tablet. Huawei has also provided a two-in-one camera that is powered by Leica optics.
Additionally, the Huawei Mate X comes with 5G support to deliver high-speed data access with low latency — powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC. The new model notably competes with the Samsung Galaxy Fold that debuted earlier this week with an Infinity Flex Display. Huawei offers a Falcon Wing Design and a FullView Display experience — without a display notch — to counter the Samsung model. Apart from these two manufacturers, Xiaomi, Oppo, and others are also said to be working on foldable phones.
Huawei Mate X price
The Huawei Mate X price globally has been set at EUR 2,299 (roughly Rs. 2,09,400) for the 8GB RAM/ 512GB storage variant. The smartphone will go on sale from the middle of 2019. It comes in a single Interstellar Blue colour option initially. Huawei has also brought a Full Protection Case that protects the phone to some extent.
Huawei is primarily giving the Mate X to different carriers for 5G testing. Also, the company at its pre-MWC conference revealed that it is bringing a 5G variant of the Mate 20X.