Huawei unveiled the Mate X prototype at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress back in February as a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, and unlike the latter, this foldable smartphone has a wraparound outside display that’s accessible even when the device is closed. Priced at an eye-watering $2400, the Mate X is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512 GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. The main highlight is its 8-inch OLED display that folds outwards to form a 6.6-inch main display and a 6.38-inch rear display. Read more for a video and additional information.
If you want to increase internal storage by 256GB, you’ll have to use Huawei’s proprietary Nano Memory. Battery wise, it has two that are split between the halves for a total of 4500 mAh capacity, which can be quick charged at 55W. There’s also a quad camera setup with an LED flash that consists of a 40 MP main lens, 16 MP wide-angle lens, an 8 MP telephoto lens and a time-of-flight sensor. It comes equipped standard with 5G enabled, thanks to Huawei’s Balong 5000 modem
Our strategy is based on carriers’ 5G roll out in different regions. So far, Huawei has made the Huawei Mate X available in the China market on Nov. 15. A global launch plan is under review,” said a Huawei spokesman.