At the MWC 2019, Huawei unveiled the Mate X foldable smartphone. It is also the world’s first 5G foldable smartphone. While the company hasn’t announced the exact launch date, it is said to be available in mid-2019. Now, an image shot from the Huawei’s booth at the MWC 2019 is posted on Weibo. We can clearly see a foldable smartphone which looks very much similar to the Mate X. Unlike the flagship Huawei foldable smartphone, this newly leaked device comes with thick bezels on all the four sides.
Based on the rumors, it will be launched at a cheaper price than the flagship Mate X. It comes with the same out-folding design and we can also see the thick grip section on one edge. As of now, there is not much information available about this affordable foldable smartphone. We need to wait for at least a couple of months more to get any sort of official confirmation. Talking about the Mate X, its out folding design also makes it the thinnest foldable smartphone in the market.
Unlike the Galaxy Fold’s foldable display, the Mate X’s foldable display with the plastic layer on the top is unprotected all the time. While Samsung is all set to launch its Galaxy Fold smartphone in the US on April 26th, the review units shared with the media have started breaking up. As of now, Samsung has officially postponed the Galaxy Fold launch in the US and Asian markets. It will be coming up with a new launch date in the coming weeks.
With this incident, Huawei will be making sure there are no issues with its foldable smartphone by the time of its official launch. When unfolded, the Mate X comes offers an 8-inch FullView OLED display with 8:7.1 aspect ratio. Once it is folded, there will be a 6.6-inch display on the front with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 6.38-inch display on the rear with 25:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it comes powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor built on 7nm FinFET node. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!