After a long delay from its first unveiling at MWC2019, Huawei Mate X has finally made its way to the commercial market. On October 23, at Huawei headquarters, this foldable smartphone is officially launched in China, with a starting price of 16999 CNY (2400 USD).
The Huawei Mate X has a futuristic design with front glass and rear metal construction. The handset when in its folded state is 11 mm thick and only 5.4 mm thick when in the unfolded state. It sports an 8-inch flexible display that has a resolution of 2480 x 2200 px and 8:7.1 aspect ratio. When in folded state the large display act as two separate front and rear displays. The front display measures 6.6 inch while the rear display measures 6.38 inch.
In terms of camera, the Huawei Mate X features Leica quad camera setup of 40MP Wide Angle (f/1.8) + 16MP Ultra Wide Angle (f/2.2) + 8MP Telephoto (f/2.4) + 3D depth camera. As the device lacks any front camera, the triple rear camera also doubles as the selfie camera.
It is powered by two batteries which have a combined capacity of 4500 mAh that present in either half of the handset. It supports 55W Huawei SuperCharge that can recharge up to 85% battery in about 30 minutes.
The Mate X comes with 8GB RAM + 512GB of storage and runs EMUI 9.1 (Android 9) upgradable to Android 10. It is powered by Kirin 980 processor and Balong 5000 modem for 5G. In Addition, Huawei has also announced a new Kirin 990 (5G) powered Huawei Mate Xs will be launched in March 2020.