Huawei launches MateX: The foldable phone

Gyanmandu:

Huawei unveiled the Mate X foldable 5G smartphone on Sunday at Mobile World Congress.Huawei’s phone heats up the competition with Samsung, which unveiled the Galaxy Fold last week. Huawei launched a foldable smartphone at an event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The Chinese tech giant company said the phone will start at a whopping price of 2299 euros (approximately $2600)(roughly Rs. 2,09,400), and will be available in the middle of 2019. That price tops the high end of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which will sell for an eye-popping $1980(roughly Rs. 1,41,300), as well as Apple's premium iPhones.


The Huawei Mate X is a 5G device that can fold into a slim 6.6-inch smartphone and unfold into an 8-inch tablet.Unlike Samsung’s device, Huawei’s Mate X features slightly curved screens that fold backward so that, when closed, there are screens on both sides of the phone. The design makes Huawei’s device slimmer than Samsung’s when it’s folded.Other key features of the Mate X include:Flexible OLED screens, Curved grip for one-handed use, New Leica camera system,Dual-SIM capability.

The phone will run on Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor and Balong 5000 chipset, which supports 5G. The company said the super-fast chipset will allow users to download a 1 gigabyte movie in just 3 seconds.The smartphone will go on sale from the middle of 2019, and will come in a single Interstellar Blue colour option initially.

The other major specification of Huawei Mate X are:
GENERAL
Dimensions (mm)
161.30 x 78.30 x 11.00
Weight (g)
295.00
Battery capacity (mAh)
4500
Colours
Interstellar Blue
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)
6.60
Resolution
1148x2480 pixels
SECOND DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)
6.38
Resolution
892x2480 pixels
THIRD DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)
8.00
Resolution
2200x2480 pixels
HARDWARE
Processor
1.8GHz octa-core (2x2.6GHz + 2x1.92GHz + 4x1.8GHz)
Processor make
Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM
8GB
Internal storage
512GB
Expandable storage
Yes
Expandable storage up to (GB)
256
CAMERA
Rear camera
40-megapixel + 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Rear flash
Dual LED
Front camera
Yes
SOFTWARE
Operating system
Android 9.0
Skin
EMUI 9.1.1
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Yes, v 5.00
NFC
Yes
USB Type-C
Yes
Number of SIMs
1
SIM 1
SIM Type
Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE
Yes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Gyroscope
Yes
Barometer
Yes