It was early in February of this year when Huawei disclosed the answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. They flashed their Mate X at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. After keeping it hold for months, it’s finally out on the market; they will commence their shipping from November 15th, 2019, from 16,999yuan ($2,400). But, the catch is, only from China! Not to worry for the early catchers, their plan to global launch is underway. The company blew the horn on Wednesday at an event on Weibo in Shenzhen, China, where it revealed they already sent 200 million Mate X this year.
Unlike the Fold, opening to a bigger screen, Huawei approached a wrap-around external display to allow access even when the Mate X is closed. It comes with an 8 inches OLED screen when it is opened. While folded, it offers 6.38 inches in the rear and 6.6 inches display at the front. The resolutions are 2480 x 2200 pixels, 2480 x 892 pixels, and 2480 x 1148 pixels, respectively. Kirin 980 is powering it up, along with Balong 5000 modem. It is providing RAM of 8GB and internal storage of 512GB, which is expandable to 256GB via a micro SD card. Jumping along with carriers 5g, Balong 5000 will cater up to 3.5Gbps uploading speed plus 6.5Gbps downloading speed. It is coming with two in one front and back camera structure. Selfies can be taken from the primary wide-angle lens of 40MP, the ultra-wide lens of 16MP, and the telephoto lens of 8MP. Huawei is delivering a 4,5000mAh battery phone addition to 55W SuperCharge technology. Notably, it will be running on Android, but not all facilities of Google apps and their services will be available due to the US ban.
The foldable challenge has also taken up by Oppo, Honor, and Motorola. They have already given a green signal about their works on the foldable phones. Huawei also disclosed in September that its successive model – Mate Xs bearing recently updated Kirin 990 chip would be coming soon in 2020.