Huawei Mate X

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Huawei Mate X
ManufacturerHuawei
SloganMeet the Unprecedented[1]
SeriesHuawei Mate
Compatible networks
First released15 November 2019; 11 months ago (2019-11-15) (China)
SuccessorHuawei Mate Xs
RelatedHuawei Mate 30
TypeFoldable smartphone
Form factorPhablet
Dimensions
  • Unfolded
  • 161.3 mm (6.35 in) H
  • 146.2 mm (5.76 in) W
  • 5.4 mm (0.21 in) D
  • Folded
  • 161.3 mm (6.35 in) H
  • 78.3 mm (3.08 in) W
  • 11 mm (0.43 in) D
Mass295 g (10.4 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 (SDK Rom)
System on chipHiSilicon Kirin 980
CPUOcta-core (2x 2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 2x 1.92 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55)
GPUARM Mali-G76 MP10, 720 MHz
Memory8 GB
Storage512 GB
Removable storageHuawei Nano Memory up to 256 GB
Battery4500 mAh Li-Po
Data inputsGPS/Glonass/BDS/Galileo/QZSS, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity sensor, barometer
DisplayOLED, 414 ppi
  • Full
  • 8 in (200 mm) 2480x2200
  • Cover
  • 6.6 in (170 mm) 2480x1148
Rear cameraLeica: 40 MP Wide (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/1.7", PDAF) + 16 MP Ultrawide (f/2.2, 17mm) + 8 MP Telephoto (f/2.4, 52mm) + ToF sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support, BT5.0, BLE, aptX/aptX HD, USB Type C 3.1
Websiteconsumer.huawei.com/en/phones/mate-x/ Edit this at Wikidata

The Huawei Mate X is an Android-based high end foldable smartphone produced by Huawei. It was unveiled at MWC 2019 on 25 February 2019[2] and was originally scheduled to launch in June 2019, but the launch was pushed back to allow for extensive testing in light of the failures reported by users of a similar product, the Galaxy Fold from Samsung.[3][4] The Mate X launched in China only in November 2019.[5][6][7][8]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Mate X has an 8-inch OLED display that can fold outwards resulting in a 6.6-inch main display and a 6.38-inch rear display.[9] The screen is covered by plastic and is secured by a push-button latch when closed. It uses the Kirin 980 and has 8 GB of RAM with 512 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The latter is expandable up to 256 GB via Huawei's proprietary Nano Memory. The device contains two batteries split between the two halves, totaling a 4500 mAh capacity, and can quick charge at 55W. The Mate X has a bar situated on the right side of the device with four cameras and an LED flash on the back, the power button/fingerprint sensor on the left side and a USB-C port on the bottom. The cameras include a 40 MP main lens, a 16 MP wide-angle lens, an 8 MP telephoto lens and a time-of-flight sensor. The bar is roughly twice as thick as the rest of the device, giving the user a grip to hold it. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, it comes standard with 5G enabled by Huawei's own Balong 5000 modem.[10][11][12]

Software[edit]

The Mate X runs on Android 9.0 "Pie" with Huawei's EMUI 9.1 skin.

Successor[edit]

Huawei announced the Mate Xs on 24 February 2020 as a hardware revision of the original Mate X; it was released in "global markets" outside China in March 2020. The device features a more durable display, improved hinge function and a redesigned cooling system, as well as the newer Kirin 990 5G SoC and Android 10 with EMUI 10.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mate X - Huawei". Huawei. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Sin, Ben (March 9, 2019). "MWC 2019 winners? Chinese phone brands. Here's what they revealed". South China Morning Post. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Kharpal, Arjun (2019-06-14). "Huawei delays foldable phone launch until September to do extra tests after Samsung's troubles". CNBC. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  4. ^ Strumpf, Dan (2019-06-14). "Huawei Postpones Launch of Mate X Foldable Phone". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  5. ^ Hughes, Matthew (23 October 2019). "Chinese customers to unfold their Huawei Mate X on 15 November". The Register. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  6. ^ Wang, Yue (February 28, 2019). "How Huawei's Foldable Mate X Can Be Apple's Nightmare In China". Forbes. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Palmer, Danny (February 24, 2019). "Huawei's Mate X foldable 5G smartphone has one big design difference". ZDNet. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Bedford, Tom (14 June 2019). "Huawei Mate X launch pushed back for totally-not-Android-related reasons". TechRadar. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  9. ^ Sin, Ben (February 24, 2019). "First Look At Huawei's Foldable 5G Phone, The Mate X". Forbes. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Dolcourt, Jessica (March 7, 2019). "Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones". CNET. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  11. ^ Savov, Vlad (February 24, 2019). "Huawei's Mate X foldable phone is a thinner 5G rival to the Galaxy Fold". The Verge. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  12. ^ Amadeo, Ron (24 February 2019). "Move over Samsung, Huawei's foldable smartphone is an absolute stunner". Ars Technica. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  13. ^ Porter, Jon (24 February 2020). "Huawei announces the Mate XS foldable with a more durable display and faster processor". The Verge. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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