Huawei had announced its first foldable and 5G compatible smartphone a couple of months ago, named Huawei Mate X.
While the phone is yet to go on sale, the company is now showcasing the smartphone at various events.
Recently, during a 5G conference in Sichuan, China, Huawei showcased the Mate X smartphone for the first time in China. After the debacle of Samsung Galaxy Fold regarding the phone’s display issues, eyes are now on the Huawei Mate X.
The company has already confirmed that the phone is not just a concept and has already started mass producing the Huawei Mate X. In fact, the device has now been listed on the company’s website and is set to go on sale from June.
The Huawei Mate X features a large 8-inch screen with a 2480 x 2200 pixels screen resolution and an 8:7.1 aspect ratio when unfolded with pretty thin bezels. When folded, it transforms into a dual display phone – one side is a 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148 pixels) 19.5:9 display while the other is a 6.38-inch (2480 x 892 pixels) 25:9 display.
The phone is powered by the company’s own Kirin 980 chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It has dual SIM support (nano only) but only SIM 1 supports 5G. You can also swap out the second SIM card for Huawei’s NM card (256GB max.). It comes with the 7nm Balong 5000 modem which brings 5G support to the device.
It features three cameras on the back, which also double as the selfie cameras. The cameras were co-developed with Leica and are made up of a 40MP wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens.
The phone runs the EMUI 9.1.1 custom interface, which is based on Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box. As for the connectivity options, the device supports NFC, dual-frequency GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and USB Type-C port. More