Huawei unveiled the Mate X foldable smartphone at the MWC 2019. While the company announced to launch it in mid-2019, the company’s products roadmap revealed the device to launch in July. During the event, the company revealed the Mate X to cost EUR 2,299 (approx USD 2550 / INR 1,80,000) in European markets. The recent rumors mentioned the device to be first made in China than any other market. However, the company is yet to reveal the local pricing of its first ever foldable smartphone.
The leaked image on Weibo reveals the Chinese pricing of the device. The Mate X will be priced at CNY 15,681 (approx USD 2330 / INR 163,000) in China. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X also comes with 5G support. Samsung was supposed to launch its Galaxy Fold smartphone in China this week. The company indefinitely postponed the launch event after the review units in the US started breaking. The Huawei Mate X’s out folding design is even more prone to the damage.
The Mate X sports a large 8-inch OLED display which offers 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch displays when folded. Under the hood, it comes powered by the 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU and dual NPU. The Balong 5000 5G modem adds support for sub 6GHz frequencies for 5G connectivity. The device comes with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 512GB of flash storage. It also offers expandable storage option using the proprietary NM card.
It only comes with a triple camera setup featuring a 40MP primary camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. FYI, the Galaxy Fold sports a total of six camera sensors. The Huawei Mate X also sports a side-facing fingerprint scanner. It is backed by a 4,500mAh non-removable battery and also supports 55W SuperCharge fast charging technology. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details about the world’s first 5G foldable smartphone!