A new report published by a reliable source claims that Huawei plans to release its foldable smartphone June. The device is named Huawei Mate X, and the basic model will cost $2,580.
A Chinese retail site listed the device at one point but it seems that the entrance has been removed. The competition is hard at work, and the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold will be arriving on the market towards the end of April. Samsung’s device is quite pricy at $1,980, but it is considerably cheaper in comparison to Huawei’s offering.
The Huawei Mate X will offer support for 5G technology, a feature which is provided by the Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage space. Users can expand the available memory with the help of a memory card with a capacity of up to 256GB. Those who wish to use a memory card will have to forfeit one of the two SIM trays since expandable memory can only be used in tandem with the NM storage card offered by Huawei.
Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone to sport two powerful batteries
Huawei Mate X’s power will be provided by two batteries which offer a combined capacity of 4,500 mAh. The SuperCharge protocol will allow users to charge their device from 0 to 85% in 30 minutes. Owners will be able to unfold the device into a lavish 8-inch tablet.
When the device is unfolded, the front and back panels will turn into operative screens which can be used efficiently. Mate X owners will be able to take impressive selfies by using the three-sensor camera created in collaboration with Leica.
Some voices claim that the first generation of foldable devices will face some problems. One of the questions which haven’t been answered by Huawei involves the maximum number of folds which can take place before the display will be compromised. Huawei has noted that durability and usability are key aspects, but it remains to be seen if the device will manage to impress potential customers when it becomes available.