Take a First Look at Huawei’s $2,600 5G Foldable Mate X Phone

Take a First Look at Huawei’s $2,600 5G Foldable Mate X Phone

The Mate X's hinge is patented with over 100 components, which Yu said Huawei's engineers had been working on for three years.

The Huawei Mate X also features a 4500mAh dual-battery system that supports fast charging of up to 55W.

The Huawei Mate X has a flexible OLED display which covers both the front and back of the device, but can be unfolded to become an eight-inch screen tablet. But unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold it doesn't have separate exterior and interior screens that are accessed by folding the thing like a book.

Numerous other specs of this device remain a mystery. Flip it around and the rear portion equates to a 6.38-inch screen with an elongated 25:9 aspect ratio - it's extra long here because of the trio of Leica cameras tucked to the side of it.

Huawei Mate X will arrive in the middle of 2019 for €2,299 (that's about $2,600) in only one color - Interstellar Blue. Essentially, this is the best camera phone that folds right now. And all of that comes in an elegant, razor-thin body, with the latest and most powerful processor that Huawei has on its hands and with a handsome AMOLED screen technology.

As expected, Huawei today officially announced the Huawei Mate X, the world's fastest 5G foldable phone.

- A 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED front display, with the device unfolding to reveal a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED flexible screen inside.

Industry experts believe Huawei has landed the first blow in the battle of the foldable phones following the announcement of its Mate X.

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This device is advertised as “the worlds thinnest foldable phone” - it is 11 mm thick when the Mate X is folded. In handset mode, the primary display measures 6.6 inches with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio; resolution comes in at 2,480 by 1,148.

The decision to show media the device in this controlled fashion has us believe that, again like Samsung, Huawei has made a technological marvel but is cautious about the software bugs.

The number one concern of the Mate X however is the fact that it is a outwards folding phone. That's even more than Samsung's recently revealed Galaxy Fold, priced at almost $2,000.

There's a lot we don't know yet about the Huawei Mate X. How will software work?

Meanwhile Yu highlighted that the Mate X's two batteries give it 4,500 milliamps per hour (mAh) which is "well above that of its competitors", and these batteries can be recharged in just over half an hour.

Thoughts on the Huawei Mate X?

Although Huawei didn't talk too much about using the tablet as a camera, you can also take images in this format but you will probably annoy those around you.

Several other smaller companies are rumored to present their first foldable phones at the trade fair in Barcelona this week.

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