After being delayed twice, China’s Huawei has started accepting orders for its much-anticipated Mate X foldable smartphone. The Mate X will be available on sale starting next month in China. The global launch date is not yet official.
The Huawei Mate X goes head to head with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold that went on sale last month in China and early this month in India. The Huawei Mate X is priced starting from CNY 16,999 (approx Rs 1,70,000).
With the launch of Mate X, Huawei wants to ramp up the sales amid the US-China trade war. According to the US Commerce Department, Huawei, which is one of the biggest telecom giant has been claimed to pose a national security risk as its equipment could be used by Beijing to spy. These claims have been repeatedly denied by Huawei.
Huawei Mate X – that comes with the falcon wing mechanical hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, a high-capacity 4,500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge.
When folded, the device is a huge display smartphone with a 6.6-inch screen, and when opened, it turns into a slim tablet with an 8-inch screen. The 6.6-inch dual display panel equipped on the Mate X is a true FullView display. When unfolded, it transforms into an 8-inch tablet at only 5.4mm thick.
Equipped with the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, the chipset offers high 5G download speeds, at 4.6Gps on the sub-6GHz band (theoretical). Balong 5000 is also the world’s first chipset to support both SA and NSA architectures; users will not need a device upgrade to continue enjoying 5G connectivity. The Mate X’s sports a dual SIM tray that supports both 4G and 5G. Additionally, there are four 5G antennas built into the compact body of the Mate X to enhance connection quality.