Chinese smartphone giant, Huawei, has always been active at MWC with its MateBook lineup of computers. This year was no different; this time, the company also unveiled its future phone, the folding smartphone, the Mate X.
According to popular opinion, the Mate X is perhaps the most refined folding phone that has been launched till now and can actually be ready for proper consumer use. The price of the device, which is $2,600, does put a damper on the proceedings. However, when you realise what the phone can do, you will find the price very reasonable.
On the unfolded side, the phone features a 6.6-inch OLED display, which is larger than the Galaxy Fold. The phone also bends outwards, which gives it a second screen on the back when folded. This screen is slightly smaller at 6.4-inches. The phone also houses a triple-camera set-up that has been made in association with Leica.
Inside, the phone has a minimum bezel design and offers nearly edge-to-edge screen. The fold seems quite refined with no crease marks visible on the device, though. You’d have to use the phone for a long time to actually make any comments on it.
Inside the phone is 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. This is the only configuration the Mate X is available in, at the moment. We’d also see the 7 nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset and Balong 5000 5G modem, while the company has carved out space for dual-SIM cards in the device.
The display of the device obviously supports multitasking. Apart from that, one tiny setback to the device could possibly be the fact that it still operates on the EMUI proprietary software sold by Huawei and Honor, which to say the least, is not quite refined.
The phone has 4,500 mAh battery powering it, and it supports an eye-popping 55 W charger that can charge the device from 0-80 percent in just 30 minutes. This charger can also charge other laptops with the type-C port.
The phone also happens to have a thickness of 11 mm when folded. Huawei also announced that the phone will be coming with 5G technology; however, the one feature it lacks is the headphone jack. Huawei has been quite on the exact dates the phone would arrive in markets but has said that we can expect it to arrive near April.