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Huawei's foldable smartphone Mate X: a slimmer competitor to the Galaxy Fold

Less than a week, as Samsung introducedGalaxy Fold, as we have seen a competitor - a thinner, with a large screen and a flatter Mate X from Huawei. Shown on the MWC 2019, the Mate X boasts an 8-inch OLED display all over the body, 11 mm thick when folded and impressive specifications including 5G, 4500 mAh battery and Kirin 980 processor.

Mate X supports the trend of folding smartphones

The only OLED display Mate X, in fact,performs three functions. When the device is folded, you practically use a dual-screen smartphone. The second display on the back panel allows you to take selfies or show what is on the main display to a person from that side. Open Mate X and get an almost square tablet with minimal frames on three sides.

One side is reserved for the thick part.- it is necessary to take for it, there are three cameras in the same place, an accompanying flash and a button that fixes the tablet in position. This approach reduces the thickness of the main tire to an amazing 5.4 mm. Even when folded, the Mate X is only 11 mm thick, largely due to the fact that there is no “fold” as such (the screen is as solid as a sheet of paper). There is an additional plus in the fact that the display turns "out": do not be afraid to slam it too hard.

From a functional point of view - all the displays that you get from the tablet:

  • 6.6-inch main display, in the folded state (19.5: 9 aspect ratio, 2480 x 1148 resolution);
  • 6.4-inch rear display, folded (25: 9, 2480 x 892);
  • 8-inch main display, in the unfolded state (8: 7.1, 2480 x 2200).

If you, like me, had a question, whyHuawei could not make this tablet-based hybrid a little wider to provide a perfectly square display in the open state, but there is no answer yet. Since the trend is set here at this literally moment, there are many unknowns in Huawei Mate X that will become known later. Is the camera system like the one that Huawei put on a Mate 20 Pro smartphone? Brand Leica, all the same, but there are no specifications. Three lenses covering different zoom levels.

At the heart of the Mate X is the Huawei Kirin 980 processor,the same as in Mate 20 Pro and Honor View 20. Both are incredibly fast and responsive. In addition to the chip, there is a Huawei Balong 5000's own 5G modem, which, coupled with 7-nm chips, provides space speed.

In the new device from Huawei is hidingimpressive battery of 4500 mAh, but so far no one knows how much it "lives" in everyday use. It is accompanied by an updated version of 55 watts Huawei SuperCharge, which charges Mate X up to 85% in 30 minutes. On the side of the power button also located fingerprint sensor.

If you are just like everyone else, worry thatthe device will be too fragile to be folded back and forth - no one was wearing white gloves when handling the device at the MWC stand. In appearance, it is very durable and sits perfectly in the hand.

Huawei estimates Mate X at 2299 euros (about 170,000 rubles) for a version with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage and will begin to produce a smartphone from the middle of this year.

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