Last February 24, 2019, the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, presented in Barcelona its new foldable phone Mate X. The mobile has a 6.6-inch (16.8 cm) screen on the front and a 6.3-inch (16 cm) screen on the back; when unfolded, it becomes a tablet with an 8-inch (20.3 cm) screen, and is also compatible with 5G networks.
Days after its biggest rival, South Korea’s Samsung, launched a foldable phone, Richard Yu, a representative of the brand spoke about the new features of the Mate X on the eve of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) and commented that the company’s engineers worked on this display for more than three years.
He also admitted that this smartphone, which will be available in the middle of this year and will be priced from €2,299, “is very expensive” but that they are working to bring the price down.
This is the Mate X, Huawei’s foldable phone
The Mate X, folds with Huawei’s own Falcon Wing design. It has a patented hinge, to which the company invested three years of development, as it is made up of more than one hundred components. It has a Leica camera system, and on the side is located the home button that also functions as a fingerprint sensor.
This foldable smartphone is equipped with a Kirin 980 processor and a Balong 5000 modem, which offers a speed of 1GB. Its battery is 4,500 mAh in two parts that complements with 55W fast charging technology, this makes it possible to charge 85% of the battery in just 30 minutes. Finally, it has 8GB of RAM and 512 of internal capacity. The Mate X will be available in only one color: Interstellar Blue.
For his part, Richard Yu, did not hesitate to compare the Mate X with the phone presented by Samsung last Wednesday in San Francisco, the Galaxy Fold, smaller and thicker than Huawei.
“This phone is not just for today’s 5G but for tomorrow’s 5G, as the Mate X, will support the standards of the various phases in which fifth-generation (superfast) wireless networks will be deployed. This innovative technology focuses on anytime, anywhere connectivity.”
A new generation of foldable smartphones to invigorate the market
With the launch of new foldable smartphones such as the Mate X, it aims to revive the smartphone market, which retreated about 4% in 2018.
In this context, Yu commented that the company’s sales ¬-number two worldwide, after overtaking Apple- stood at 206 million units in 2018, compared to 150 million smartphones sold in 2017, for a growth in 2018 of 14% in this category alone, as it is worth remembering that the Chinese giant also has other devices such as tablets, PCs and wearables.
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