HUAWEI introduced its Mate X foldable 5G smartphone earlier this year and the company also confirmed that it will launch the smartphone in India later this year. The launch was being delayed and now, the company has officially announced information regarding the launch of the Mate X foldable smartphone.
Earlier this week, Vincent Pang who is the President of HUAWEI’s Western European Region revealed that the Mate X foldable 5G smartphone will launch in September-at the latest or even earlier. It will run on Android operating system and will be launched in markets which have 5G deployed, but it is not coming to the US given the HUAWEI ban in the US.
Pang also said that the slow rollout of 5G in markets like China was one of the reasons for the delay. The company has improved the P-OLED screen on the device and performed a lot of tests to prevent it from getting caught up with the same problems that Samsung had with the Galaxy Fold.
To recall, the Mate X has a 6.6-inch OLED screen on the front and 6.38-inch screen on the back that expands to an 8-inch screen when unfolded. It features a Falcon Wing design with a stretchable hinge for a smooth and flat finish on both sides of the device. The screen doesn’t overstretch while folding or bulge in unfolding. It is just 5.4mm at its thinnest point.
It is powered by Kirin 980 7nm SoC with Dual NPU and Balong 5000 5G modem, runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.1.1 on top, sports a 4500 mAh battery, has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded into the power button. The phone packs a 40MP main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. It is also likely to come with a new adapter that can output at a maximum of 65W with an HW-200200CP1 charger.