2019 is the year that kickstarted foldable phones and 5G technology via the stage of MWC. Huawei tries to hit two marks with one arrow and by an arrow, we mean Mate X (Hands-on review), the company’s 5G foldable phone. It garnered a lot of traction on its announcement at MWC 2019. Now, Huawei plans to bring it to India very soon.
Huawei Mate X: Highlights
First and foremost, its a foldable phone and one that might give Samsung a run for the money. Contrast to the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s book like structure, this one has unfolds to transform the 6.6-inch full-screen smartphone into a 5.4mm thin, eight-inch tablet that features almost double the viewing area of the device in smartphone mode. Thus they designate the design as Falcon Wing Mechanical hinge.
It features a huge 4500mAh battery supporting the 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge, that tops the battery up quickly to minimize the charging downtime. Under the hood, it also features the Kirin 980 SoC with Balong 5000 5G modem. Huawei bets on the fastest network speed which could be tested once 5G rolls out.
A triple camera setup powered by Leica optics acts as front cum rear shooters. The trio comprises of a primary 40MP sensor (wide-angle lens), 16MP (ultra-wide-angle lens), and an 8MP sensor (telephoto).
On the memory department, we have 512GB internally and 8GB of RAM. The power button would act as the fingerprint reader.
Commenting on the India availability, Mr. Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group said, “India is an important market for us and we have been consistently investing and expanding our footprint in the market. We are focused on delivering the user experiences that defines the future of smartphone in the smart era. The unveiling of the Huawei Mate X was the first key for consumers to open the door to 5G smart living. As the leader of the 5G era, we are bringing an inspired, intelligent experience to global consumers in every aspect of their lives. We want our customers here to witness Huawei’s global 5G technological strength, and experience this technology marvel.”