Huawei Launches HUAWEI Mate X, its 5G Foldable Phone

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Huawei has launched its Huawei Mate X, touted as the world’s fastest 5G foldable phone just days after Samsung launched its Galaxy Fold.

Launched under its Mate Series, the HUAWEI Mate X features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000 and a high-capacity 4500mAh battery with a 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge.

When folded, the device is a huge display smartphone with a 6.6-inch screen, and when opened, it turns into a slim tablet with an 8-inch screen. The new multi-form factor revolutionizes both productivity and entertainment experiences on a mobile device.

According to Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG, “HUAWEI Mate X combines 5G, foldable screen, AI and an all-new mode of interfacing to provide consumers with an unprecedented user experience. The HUAWEI Mate X will be the first key for consumers to open the door to 5G smart living.”

A result of Huawei’s bold testing with novel smartphone form factors, the 2-in-1 smartphone and tablet HUAWEI Mate X features a high strength flexible OLED panel and a falcon wing mechanical hinge.

The 6.6-inch dual display panel is equipped with a true FullView display. which, unfolded transforms into an 8-inch tablet only 5.4mm thick. The Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge supports movement, balancing between the overall aesthetics and technology.

When unfolded, the screen is a perfectly flat surface; and when folded, the two halves of the screen fit snugly to the frame. The two modes—smartphone and tablet modes—transition seamlessly from one to another.

The expansive viewing area lends well to both productivity and entertainment scenarios—everything from editing a document to reading feels better on a larger screen. In addition, consumers are able to drag images from their photo gallery to their emails in split-screen mode. The larger screen allows consumers to do more with their time.

Hauwei Mate X comes with Leica cameras, supporting the most advanced imaging features to date. The foldable design makes it possible for the camera system to play the role of both front and rear cameras. When folded, the HUAWEI Mate X shows a view finder on both sides, so even the subjects in the frame can contribute to the creative process.

Moreover, the HUAWEI Mate X comes with an integrated Fingerprint Power Button that enables users to power up the device with one tap, offering a secure and convenient experience.

Equipped with the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, the chipset has unprecedented 5G download speeds, at 4.6Gps on the Sub-6GHz band (theoretical). Balong 5000 is also the world’s first chipset to support both SA and NSA architectures, users will not need a device upgrade to continue enjoying 5G connectivity. The HUAWEI Mate X’s dual SIM feature supports both 4G and 5G.


The phone’s 4,500mAh battery is packed in HUAWEI Mate X’s 5.4mm-thick body, combined with the AI smart power saving technology, fulfilling the demand for greater battery performance in the 5G era. 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge tops the battery up quickly to minimize downtime. In just 30 minutes, HUAWEI SuperCharge is able to charge the battery back to 85 percent.

Huawei also launched a series of new products, including the an updated HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, new mainstream notebook PCs HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14, as well as the HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro.

Quick Specs

Display size: 8 inches when unfolded
Display Size 6.6 inches for front panel, 6.38 inches for back panel.
Chip: HUAWEI Kirin 980 + Balong 5000

CPU: 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz
GPU: Mali-G76
NPU: Neural Network Processing Unit

Connectivity: 2G / 3G / 4G / 5G Multi-mode
OS: Android 9
Memory: 8 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM
NM card: support up to 256 GB

DUAL SIM SUPPORT
Card slot 1: nano card
Card slot 2: nano card or NM card

Leica camera: 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens) + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens) + 8 MP (Telephoto)

EMUI: EMUI 9.1.1

BATTERY: 4500 mAh with 55 W HUAWEI SuperCharge

NFC is supported.