Huawei Mate X – The FOLDABLE 5G Smartphone Review


while we have just announced their portable phones at Huawei mate X, I managed to get an early look and here’s everything you need to know. The year 2019 seems like it’s going to be the year of the foldable phones we had the galaxy bolt amounts a few days ago and Huawei’s answer to that is to Huawei mate X.

I got to say it looks impressive as opposed to the Galaxy fold which has two displays one on the outside and an inner foldable display. The Huawei mate X has a single flexible LED display which kind of folds on the outside when completely folded out the displaced eight inches with a resolution of two 480 by 2200.

We’ve got a pretty small uniform bezel all around without a cutout or anything like that. When you’re looking at it head on you pretty much see all sweet that’s when it’s out flat but when you fold it you get two displays a 6.6-inch display at the front and a 6.3 displayed the back.

While we’re calling the Falcon wing hinge mechanism which does fold flat, unlike the Royal low flex pie which had a massive gap in between. When folded back it is around 11 millimeters thick which is reasonable and when it’s completely folded out its just 5.4 millimeters thin which is thinner than the iPad.

So, there is a thicker strip on the right-hand side which kind of acts like a grip when you’re holding in one hand. It also houses a triple camera setup as the USB type-c input as well as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Now while we haven’t specified what these cameras are exactly but I’m assuming it’s going to be a similar setup to the Huawei mate 20 pro where you have a regular angle of view an ultra-wide as well as a telephoto. What’s interesting is that you can use these same cameras for selfies as well because you can use the back display to see yourself or when you’re taking pictures of other people, they can also see themselves on the back display which is quite cool now.

It has two batteries on either side of the fold which total around 4500 mAh. Now that’s only slightly larger compared to the while we made Huawei 20 Pro. So, I’ll be interesting to see how long the battery lasts on this. The good news is that we do have 55-watt Huawei supercharged so that’s much faster compared to the Huawei mate 20 Pro. What we have said that this should give you 85% charge in around 30 minutes that is insane. It might not be exactly that but just the fact that it can charge at 55 watts is crazy.

It’s powered by the Kirin 980 processor like the Huawei Mate 20 pro is, but it’s also got the belong 5000 chipset which is going to enable 5g. You’ve got quite a 5g antennas and that will give you a downlink of up to 4.6 gigabits a second. So, that’s up to 10 times faster compared to 4G. We have also said that it’s twice as fast as the current industry standard so that’s everything we know so far about the Huawei mate X, what are my thoughts.

Well, I have to say it does look impressive but there’s lots of questions that I personally have. How is that foal going to be a crease in between having a quick look at it. I could notice a bit of slow lines so how is this going to be in day to day usage but also how durable is it going to be. Because the display is always fully exposed even when it’s in your pocket unlike the Galaxy fold where the inner display kind of falls on itself. You must remember that this is not glass glass and is not flexible. So, it’s using some form of plastic so I’m not sure how easily that will scratch maybe it will scratch at a lower level three with deeper grooves at level four. Anybody get that reference to know what regardless is so cool to see all these different foldable implementations.

I’m really looking forward to checking it out while we haven’t currently shared with me the pricing and release date. As soon as I have that information, I’ll be dropping it in the next review article. So, do look out for that what do you guys think of the Huawei mate X. What do you think of its foldable implementation compared to something like the Galaxy fold which do you prefer. Let me know in the comments below of course as soon as we’ve got the device in-house. We’ll be doing an unboxing a lot of other coverage. So, if you want to see one of that bursts then be sure to visit our website. I hope you enjoyed this article. Thanks

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