Tech giant Huawei today announced that its much-anticipated ‘Mate X’ foldable smartphone will launch in India in the second half of 2019. The Huawei Mate X features foldable FullView OLED display. At the front, there is a 6.6-inch screen and at the back, there is a 6.38-inch screen, which, when opened transforms into an 8-inch mini-tablet.
When the Mate X is folded, it technically becomes a dual-screen smartphone. The rear screen allows you to click selfies with the primary camera, or you can use it to share what’s on your front screen with a person on the other side. The Huawei Mate X features ‘Falcon Wing’ design which has over 100 patented components. The engineers at Huawei took three years to design the hinge that has no gap when it’s folded, the company said.
The 6.6-inch screen is larger than the iPhone Xs Max and the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Fold, measuring 6.5-inch and 4.6-inch, respectively. The Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone is powered by world’s first 7nm 5G chipset, comprising Balong 500 for 5G capabilities and Kirin 980 processor.
When opened, the Mate X is also thinner than any other device. Measuring just 5.4 mm, the Mate X is thinner than the new iPad Pro, which measures 5.9 mm, and other foldable smartphones, which have an average thickness of 6.9 mm. The Mate X is fuelled by ultra-long lasting 4,500mAh dual battery and supports 55W Huawei SuperCharge technology, which, according to Huawei, is 600 per cent faster than iPhone Xs Max. Huawei claims it can charge 85 per cent in just 30 minutes.
The Huawei Mate X will be available from mid-2019 and has been priced at € 2,299 (approx. Rs 2,13,176) for the 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage variant.