Huawei Mate X Price, Date of Release and specifications
Huawei Mate X Price and issue date
Huawei’s Mate X kicked off with a spirit at MWC 2019, and with a price tag that makes the iPhone with the best quality affordable; Huawei, once synonymous with budget devices, is definitely getting comfortable in the big leagues.
The Huawei Mate X price is € 2,299, which is converted to around $ 2,600, £ 2,000, AU $ 4,770 with 512 GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM, and Huawei has indicated that there will be other variants in the line.
This foldable phone will be launched in the UK at EE, Three and Vodafone at some point in 2020. At the moment, the November release date seems likely, although the company’s Chinese support team did mention that it could drop there in October.
The Mate X was launched in China on October 23, making it look like a global launch could be looming, but there is no word on this at this time. The price in China has switched to a lower price than the above Euro cost, but that does not necessarily mean that the device will be cheaper than we expected, just that it will be priced differently in different regions.
That doesn’t mean the Mate X will start anywhere. As revolutionary as this foldable phone looks, there are no US release date plans, Huawei said, and that means you need to import this 2-in-1 5G device to get it in North America.
Huawei Mate X Design and screen
One thing that was not made clear in our initial information session on the Mate X was how the belt system used to hold the screen properly in the air when the phone is operating in the folded ‘phone state’.
It appears that the button on the back of the phone can be pressed and the back of the screen released, allowing it to fold into an 8-inch tablet.
The front of the phone is on the right screen – 6.6 inches from it, in stark contrast to the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s humble 4.6-inch exterior display with a huge edge.
This is where Mate X really stands out in the market. Samsung’s single outer screen in folded mode takes us back to the days of heavy outlines and small screens, just when we had favorable screen-to-body relationships on phones. Huawei is leaping forward with its FullView 8-inch display.
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Reverse the Mate X and the rear part – the rest of the screen creates a 6.4-inch secondary screen that is thinner – it can be fun to watch 21: 9 movies, activate the smallest screen and possibly saving battery.
The reason why it can save battery comes down to the screen technology of the Mate X. As it is an OLED screen, individual pixels can be fired, with unused pixels pitch black; this is in contrast to LCD screens that require the entire panel – all pixels – to be illuminated simultaneously.
Huawei uses this power-saving feature built into OLED technology in the core design of its Mate X.
Back to the design and to the left of the rear screen is a vertical bar. It contains the brains of the operation, from the three-chamber system – which Huawei was very tightly tensioned to – the power button/fingerprint scanner, and at its base, the USB-C port to charge. The sidebar is also where the interiors are plugged – more on this later.
Moving parts scare us, especially if they’re in appliances that cost more than $ 2,000. We were hesitant to fold one of the few sample X devices available at MWC. In our minds we cut a tablet in half.
Huawei reassured us that the flexible screen endured 100,000 folds of stress tests in lab conditions – and after the Galaxy Fold debacle, you hope it did extra testing – and it also showed us how it developed a case to protect it. love; but most importantly, it feels like a solid piece of kit, despite how thin it is.
A bigger fear for us is that the closure that makes the phone flush will run out. Huawei told us that the closure is necessary for the full speed fold at this point, but perhaps in the next evolution of its own Falcon Wing hinge system, it will be in place to release.
Another important issue we have around durability, especially with a phone like this, is scratch resistance or lack thereof. Flexible display pieces are plastic, which is easier to scratch than a glass – do you remember the original Moto Z Force which was designated as having an unbreakable screen to survive small drops but was scratched fairly easily?
In this respect, chances are good that the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be more difficult than the Mate X, with less exposed flexible screen and a glass screen.
The good news is that Huawei representatives have said the Mate X will undergo more durability testing and some minor changes before launching in a few months. The tease here is that it can actually look better than MWC.
Huawei Mate X Camera
We know very little about the camera on the Mate X, except that it is a three-module system. We couldn’t open the camera app and try it ourselves, but we did see a few tricks in action, and it seemed to be gimmicky and helpful.
First of all, there is no front camera, just a primary triple camera on the back. However, all is not lost on your Instagram stars and stars, as the rear screen serves as a viewfinder, which should make taking selfies an even better experience, as the rear cameras are almost always better than selfie shooters.
The second screen can also be used to create two views – one on either side of the phone. It allows you to see a preview when someone takes your photo with the Mate X, and adds a playful party trick to this expensive power source.
We have to test the selfie camera functionality, and it worked well. On both sides of the folded phone, a vivid view of what’s in the frame appears, so that both the photos and a picky person who asked a stranger to take their picture can see everything.
We don’t just have camera megapixel sizes or look details available to you yet. There are many reasons why Huawei is so careful about the exact camera specifications. On the one hand, the camera may contain techniques of the future – something the brand wants to announce with its upcoming Huawei P30 smartphone expected at the end of March.
Alternatively, the Mate X may not have the best camera given the potential space angles, while another physicality is that Huawei has not ironed out the details of the imaging of this thing and does not want to commit it. before it is ready to market.
Of course, that’s all guesswork, and with any luck, Huawei will shine a light sooner than later.
However, since we tested the Huawei Mate X, we found out that Huawei upgraded the camera system to use the latest camera technology found in the Huawei P30. That means it will take some pretty great photos, with a 40 MP main sensor and an RYYB sensor that adds more light and color. At the moment we do not know if this is the final build of the device or just the latest test run, but we are glad that somehow we do not see that Huawei does not have a hit in photography.
Huawei Mate X Battery and other Specs
One thing Huawei wanted to talk about was power, because there is a massive battery in the Mate X – there are actually two batteries, which can combine a total of 4500mAh.
It packs a little more juice than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but the Mate X also has a larger screen than it does in phone and tablet orientations, so it’s probably more power-hungry.
Starting with the Mate X, Huawei’s 55W SuperCharge technology not only surpasses the 40W charging in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but it can also boost the Mate X to 85% from 0% in just 30 minutes.
The phone is powered by a Kirin 980 processor, paired with a Balong 5000 5G modem, and not only charges fast; it also “fast” 5Gs, and takes as little as three seconds to download a 1GB movie.
Since we tested the Huawei Mate X, we found out that the foldable phone is going to work on the Kirin 990 processor, and not the 980 we tested it on. This is due to the continuous delays of the device, which has caused it to push back for at least 6 months.
We don’t know much about the Kirin 990 chipset, but we expect to see it in the Huawei Mate 30, so maybe we’ll learn more about it.
While we won’t see these speeds as the phone drops mid-year as networks are unlikely to support such insignificant download rates, figures like these give us some consolation that the incredibly expensive Mate X will be beautiful in the future is a point of view of data transfer speed.
You are going to hold this phone for a while, so the future-proof specifications are important here. So far, there is 512 GB of storage and support for expandable storage via Nano Memory, Huawei’s own storage card which rises to 256 GB.