Huawei’s Foldable Phone, The ‘Mate X’ Leaks
Samsung surprised the world on February 20 when it unveiled the Galaxy Fold, its first foldable smartphone. Some other OEM’s like Huawei and Nubia, have already promised to show off a foldable device at the Mobile World Congress(MWC) 2019 in Barcelona. The foldable phone from Huawei has been teased for a while but no official details about the device were available. A fresh leak has revealed the design and the name of the device. The foldable smartphone from Huawei will be called the Mate X.
Huawei Mate X
The Mate X will be the first foldable smartphone from the Chinese electronics giant Huawei. The leaked image shows workers setting up an outdoor advertisement of the device which reveals it in its entirety and affirms it will be the ‘World’s first foldable 5G phone’. The image also exposes the design of the device, which looks futuristic with a large screen that has an outward fold. The fold will split the screen into two, disabling the second screen and making the first screen work as a regular smartphone. Interestingly, this approach will be unlike Samsung’s, which put two screens in its foldable smartphone the Galaxy Fold, and has an inward fold.
The Mate X from the image looks similar to the Royole FlexPai, which was the world’s first commercially available foldable smartphone. The Huawei device will also have a triple camera setup and a side mounted fingerprint scanner. The display housing will be present on the left side of the device, where the screen will rest when folded completely. The smartphone will reportedly run on the Kirin 980 SoC which is manufactured using the 7nm fabrication process, has an Octa-core CPU and a Mali-G76 GPU.
Unfortunately, details about the pricing of the Mate X foldable smartphone aren’t known yet. Huawei will reveal the device on February 24 at MWC in Barcelona. Reports suggest that the smartphone will be priced at US $1500(around Rs 1,06,000).