MWC-2019: Folding Huawei Mate X

Perhaps the most notable of the events of the MWC-2019 is the announcement of the Huawei Mate X, the promised folding smartphone with a curving screen. Samsung's answer.

Until the folding design has become commonplace,Each new announcement of such a device is not just interesting. Each time a new solution is proposed. They are not of the same type. Huawei Mate X has very little to do with the Samsung Galaxy Fold. He has his own peculiarities.

If the Samsung Galaxy Fold has two screens,the larger of which is folded in half and becomes unavailable as book pages when the book is closed, in the case of Huawei Mate X, everything is different. Only one screen.

This is an 8-inch display, almost square,Resolve 2200 × 2480 pixels. The device is folded with a screen outwards, and in the folded state it turns out to be divided into two, becoming frontal and rear simultaneously: 6.6 ″ (1148x2480 pixels) and 6.38 ″ (892x2480), respectively.

The design required the solution of a difficult task.


In the Samsung smartphone, cameras are wound upsix pieces, in three different places. Huawei is much more economical. The camera unit of Huawei Mate X is one, the second is simply useless. No cutaway was made for him, the cameras are placed in a thickening, which is hidden in the folded state. There is also a port for charging.

Such a seemingly simple design solution made the device very thin. When folded, the thickness is 11 mm. In expanded, except for the place of thickening, only 5.4 mm.

But back to the cameras. There are three of them, and they bear the proud name of Leica. Details of the modules are not disclosed, such trifles as the aperture or the width of the shooting angle are still behind the scenes. This is known to be the main 40-megapixel wide-angle module, 16 MP ultra-wide angle and 8 MP telephoto. Consequently, there is an optical zoom.

Charming detail - when shooting foldedWith a smartphone, the image is displayed on both screens; the portrayed person sees himself as in a mirror. It is necessary, however, to have very good eyesight in order to be able to take advantage of this fact and give the face / hairstyle / clothes a proper look, but the chip is definitely cool.

Battery capacity 4500 mAh. More precisely, it is the total capacity of two batteries placed in each half. Impressive charging speed - 30 minutes will be enough to reach the level of 85%. The smartphone supports charging 55W, which takes him beyond the scope of comparison with anything. Yes, by the way, you can charge your laptop with its charger.

Well, enough wow? Wait, there's more. The smartphone supports 5G networks. Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980 5G-modem does not have, so the Balong 5000 modem is added to it, which provides speeds of up to 4.6 Gbit / s.

The capacity of RAM is 8 GB. The drive is 512 GB, and there is the possibility of expanding with the NM Card. The card is inserted instead of the second application. The power button is combined with a fingerprint scanner.

There is support for NFC.

On board is the Android 9 system. Not much is said about the interface optimization chips for the specifics of the screen. Multi-tasking - yes. The rest will be thought out to the output of the smartphone in the light.

Huawei Mate X demanded many years of work and turned out expectedly expensive. The price is semi-cosmic - 2299 euros. The device will be available in mid-2019.

Huawei Mate X live

Key features of Huawei Mate X:

EkranOLED, 8 ″, 2200 × 2480, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronHiSilicon Kirin 980
2.6 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76, 2 x Cortex-A76, 4 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G76 MP10
Memory RAM 8 GB, ROM 512 GB, NM Card, hybrid slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-9,12,17-20,26,28,32,34,38-41
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Pol, 4500 mAh, two batteries, super fast charging 55W
Dimensions 161.3 x 78.3 x 11 mm
Weight295 g
Camera 40 MP, flash, autofocus, triple 40 MP +16 MP shirik + 8 MP tele
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.1.1
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Barometer, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner, Hall, NFC

Tatyana Kobelskaya