This was supposed to be the year for foldable smartphones to flood the market but with the debacle Samsung faced after releasing the Galaxy Fold, we’ve had to wait a little longer. It makes sense that Huawei wanted to take their time in perfecting the Huawei Mate X before launching the device, to avoid the same fate. However, we might not be waiting for much longer, as the Mate X’s certification revealed more specs and may have hinted at an approaching release.
The Huawei Mate X has passed through China’s TENAA and is being listed as one of the 5G devices with model number TAH-AN00. This means the long awaited launch of the device is imminent. It is also listed to have a minimum batter rating of 4,400mAh unlike the 4,500mAh which it was reported to have, at the MWC. The display is also mentioned on the TENAA listed as an 8-inch OLED screen with a 2480 x 2200px.
The dimensions of the device are also confirmed. While unfolded, the Mate X will measure 161.3mm x 146.2mm x 11mm with a weight of 287 grams. The Huawei Mate X will fold down to 10.9 mm in thickness. It will be 5.4 mm thick when folded out into the tablet shape.
When it comes to cameras, Huawei Mate X packs a quad-camera set up. The main snapper is a 48MP sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens with a 16MP ultrawide lens and a Time of Flight (ToF) 3D camera. Furthermore, the device will feature Huawei’s fastest 55W Super charge, but we already knew that since its announcement.
In addition, the Huawei Mate X will come in three different RAM and Storage variants: 6GB + 128G, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB which each of them being able to support storage expansion via the Nano Memory card standard. Personally, I don’t think having a 6GB + 128GB on this type of high-end device makes a lot of sense.
Software and Connectivity
The listing also reveals that the device is running on Android 9 Pie operating system straight out of the box. It is also slapped with EMUI 9.1 custom interface on top. The device supports NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual frequency GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and USB Type-C port.
The Mate X isn’t your ordinary smartphone, and that reflects in the price. The device will set you back about $2600.