Foldable devices are a cross between a phone and a tablet which carves a niche segment as they command a hefty price tag. Huawei just entered the reigns of this innovation-driven segment with an offering of their own. They introduced their first foldable smartphone at an event in Barcelona, dubbed as the Mate X. The phone redefines the foldable screen technology in a totally different way.
The Mate X comes with a 6.6-inch OLED screen on the front and a 6.38-inch screen on the back that doubles up to a massive 8-inch screen when opened. Huawei has incorporated its so-called Falcon wing design that provides a stretchable hinge for a smooth and flat finish. At just 5.4-inch the Mate X is slimmer than Galaxy Fold by a big margin. Its powered by a Kirin 980 7nm SoC and a dual NPU. It runs on the latest version of Android OS – 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.1.1 skin on top. The fingerprint sensor is embedded right into the power button to optimize space utilization.
Huawei adopted a triple camera Leica Camera setup – 40MP (Main camera), 16MP (Ultrawide angle camera and an 8MP (Telephoto camera). The cherry on top of comes in form of a revolutionary Supercharge feature that deems to charge the 4,500 mAh battery from zero to 85% in 30 minutes.
The Mate X is in no way cheap, with a price tag of $2,600 this foldable device rivals some high-end laptops. Mate X will be available from mid-2019.