It’s been less than a week since the world’s first-ever foldable smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Fold made its launch. Just days after its debut, a new foldable smartphone by Huawei has been making headlines. The recently announced Huawei Mate X Foldable phone will compete with the Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone. Interestingly, Huawei’s concept of a foldable smartphone is much thinner, flatter and sports a bigger display compared to its competitor.
The most awaited Mobile World Congress 2019 event is currently underway and the Mate X made its debut at the event. On the design end, both the smartphones can unfold into a tablet-like display. However, what makes the Mate X stand apart from its competitor is the ability to use the display on the outside in three different ways. Let’s take a look at the different features of the Huawei Mate X.
It Has Three Displays
When folded, the smartphone sports a dual display much like the Vivo NEX Dual Display smartphone. The display on the rear will allow you to click selfies using the smartphones primary camera setup. Additionally, the display on the rear can also be used for sharing what’s on the screen with a person on the other side. When opened, the smartphone turns into a square tablet with minimal bezels on its sides. This gives you the freedom to explore with three displays. There is also a black bar on the left side of the smartphone which features the camera setup, flash and a push button which ensures that the smartphone is folded securely.
On the specification end, the Mate X features an 8-inch OLED display when it is unfolded. On the other hand, when folded, the front screen measures 6.6-inches and the rear screen measures 6.38-inches. Overall, when folded the smartphone only measures 11mm, which is pretty slim for a foldable smartphone.
Image Credit: TheMrMobile
If you have seen the Samsung Galaxy Fold, then you must have noticed the obvious notch on the front display. However, the Mate X is one the bezel less display mobile phones. It does not feature any bezel on the display. Instead, Huawei has introduced a black bar on the left side of the rear panel. This black bar also known as the curved wing is used to hold the smartphone securely. This wing houses the camera setup and also ensures that it does not slip from your hand.
It Comes with 5G Support
5G mobile phones are the next big trend that will appear in the mobile phone segment in 2019. However, Huawei took one step ahead from the rest. It designed the world’s first smartphone to support 5G connectivity. The Huawei foldable smartphone is built to support 5G on a large scale. Under the hood, Mate X is powered by the Kirin 980 processor which is paired with Quad 5G antenna design and Huawei’s Balong 5000 5G multi-mode chipset. It will be coupled with 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.
8GB RAM mobile phones are going to be another common trend we will see in 2019 smartphone. Moreover, Huawei has also claimed that the Mate X is the fastest foldable on the market. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available in 4G and 5G configurations.
A smartphone with three displays and such heavy end performance needs to be backed by a powerful battery. There are big battery mobile phones that are backed with 5000mAh batteries and above. The Huawei Mate X is supported by a 4500mAh battery which is good enough for this powerful device. Furthermore, just like quick charging mobile phones, this foldable device will come with a new SuperCharge charging standard. With this feature, users will be able to charge the smartphone to 85 percent within 30 minutes.
Four Cameras in All
Samsung’s foldable smartphone made headlines for sporting six cameras in all. It will be the world’s first smartphone to support six cameras in all. On the other hand, Huawei Mate X will only feature four cameras in total. At the MWC 2019, the smartphone showed off its smartphone with three cameras on the back. However, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei has confirmed that the smartphone will actually support four cameras in all during its launch in March.
As of now, Huawei has not revealed the camera specifications of the smartphone. Nevertheless, what we do know is the camera setup on this smartphone will carry the Leica branding and it will offer performance at par with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Gif Credit: The Verge
When will Huawei Mate X go on sale?
Seeing that this foldable smartphone will support 5G, we can expect the price of this smartphone to be around $1980 which roughly calculates to Rs 1,50,000. The smartphone will come into the markets only sometime during June or July 2019. By then, we will see other foldable smartphones make their debut as well. A few hours after Huawei showcased its foldable smartphone, even Oppo confirmed that it is working on a foldable device and confirmed its design. It sure does look like it is going to be the year of foldables.