Earlier this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei unveiled its foldable 5G smartphone called the Mate X. The tech giant has now confirmed that the device will be launched in India later this year. The device which will be run on Android operating system, will not be available in the US due to the ban.
Vincent Pang, President of HUAWEI’s Western European Region revealed that the slow rollout of 5G in markets like China was one of the reasons for the delay. He said the Mate X foldable 5G will be launching in September-at the latest or even earlier.
Specification details show that the Mate X will feature a 6.6-inch OLED screen on the front and 6.38-inch screen on the back that expands to an 8-inch screen when unfolded. It also features a Falcon Wing design with a stretchable hinge for a smooth and flat finish on both sides of the device. The screen doesn’t overstretch while folding or bulge in unfolding. It is just 5.4mm at its thinnest point.
It is powered by Kirin 980 7nm SoC with Dual NPU and Balong 5000 5G modem, runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.1.1 on top, sports a 4500 mAh battery, has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded into the power button. The phone packs a 40MP main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. It is also likely to come with a new adapter that can output at a maximum of 65W with an HW-200200CP1 charger.