Huawei Mate X posters spotted in China store, could launch soon

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated Jul 09 2019
Huawei Mate X posters spotted in China store, could launch soon

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Huawei Mate X might launch sooner than its rumoured September launch date.

Reportedly, the foldable phone was undergoing extensive tests.

Huawei launched the Mate X 5G-enabled foldable phone at MWC Barcelona earlier this year. It was previously thought that the device would hit the shelves by summer in select markets, however, the launch was postponed till September. Now it seems that the handset might launch before the stipulated time because a store in China has been spotted displaying a poster promoting the foldable phone. The images were shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo, and unfortunately, they do not delve out any information about the launch date.

The launch of the phone was postponed after Samsung’s foldable device, the Galaxy Fold, faced issues-related to the display. Several US-based reviewers reported that the panels of their phones malfunctioned. Following this fiasco, Vincent Peng, Senior Vice President, Huawei reportedly said that the company is doing extensive tests on the device and are looking to release the phone as soon as possible. Recently, a report claimed that Samsung has mitigated all the issues pertaining to the Galaxy Fold and that the phone could hit the market before the holiday gifting season.

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Coming back to the Huawei Mate X, it still remains to be seen what OS the company will use in the phone. Huawei is currently facing a softened ban in the US and Silicon Valley companies have been told to consider the Chinese tech giant as a part of the Entity List. This means if Google decides to continue supporting the ban on the company, the phone will not get Android OS and security updates.

Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Huawei Mate X sports an outward folding design. In the folded state, the 5G-enabled phone looks like a regular device with a 6.6-inch OLED panel (2480 X 1148 pixel resolution). When unfolded, the phone turns into an 8-inch display with a resolution of 2480 X 2200 pixels. Under the hood, the company has paired its flagship Kirin 980 processor with the Balong 5000 5G modem to enable the 5G functionality. 

Huawei Mate X At MWC Barcelona

When it comes to the camera, the phone is equipped with a 40MP primary sensor along with a 16MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. In the unfolded state, the Mate X is only 5.5mm thick, and when folded, the size swells up to 11mm thick. The phone packs a 4500mAh battery which supports Huawei’s new Super Charge with speeds up to 55Watts. As far as the price is concerned, the Huawei Mate X will be available for purchase for 2299 Euros (approx Rs 1.77 lakh) for the 8GB RAM and 512GB storage version. As of now, the phone only comes in Interstellar Blue colour.

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