It all started with a foldable smartphone. Apart from Samsung, Huawei also unveils its foldable smartphone, Mate X at the Mobile World Congress 2019. It is said that it is Huawei’s first commercial 5G compatible smartphone. This is the beginning of foldable smartphone technology. P
During the announcement, Huawei didn’t really talk about the availability. Huawei only said it will be available in mid-2019. Today, Huawei is listing out the Huawei Mate X on its official website. It is also clearly noted that the phone will be available for purchase starting from June 2019.
Price and Specifications
As the Samsung Galaxy Fold does not fold completely, the gap can be seen clearly. However, Huawei Mate X is able to fold completely with no visible gaps. It is called the “Falcon Wing Design”. The hinge system which Huawei uses is completely patented and it has over 100 components inside it.
Talking about the screen size, the Huawei Mate X has an 8-inch large screen. It has 2480 x 2200 pixels screen resolution with an 8:7:1 aspect ratio. This is because of the folding feature. The Mate X has a dual display when it folds. This gives two screens of 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch.
As usual, Huawei uses its own chipset Kirin 980. It comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. The Samsung S10+ offers storage of 1TB. Seems like smartphones can use as working PC or laptops. Maybe soon there would not be any PC and laptop in the future. This is because smartphones are getting smart day-by-day. Although the Huawei Mate X support dual nano sim card, only SIM 1 supports 5G.
Leica has been working with Huawei on each of the camera design of the Huawei smartphones. The Mate X has three cameras on the back side and two front cameras for selfies. At the back of the Mate X has a 40MP wide-angle lens, 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, and 8MP telephoto lens.
Two built-in batteries
How can a smartphone have two built-in batteries? The Huawei Mate X has it! Huawei Mate X comes with a dual built-in battery which sums up to 4,500mAh. That is about, 2250mAh for each battery. That is double of Samsung Galaxy Fold battery capacity. Apart from that, Huawei also introduces the new SuperCharge fast charging technology which supports up to 55W. It is said this technology allows its users to charge the Mate X from 0% to 85% within 30 minutes. That is totally dope!
With all these cool features, the Huawei Mate X could possibly price at $2580 (RM10,579). However, the official price isn’t revealed yet by Huawei.
In conclusion, with all these features, this smartphone is super expensive. Are you Malaysians ready to pay RM10,000 for a smartphone? On the other side, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is price at $1980 (RM8,118). Let us know your thoughts on the comment section below.