The year 2019 will be remembered for the launch of foldable phones. All the big players are geared up completely, for the launch of the foldable phones. First, it was Samsung who announced in MWC last year that they are working on the release of their first foldable phone in 2019. Samsung has already confirmed, Samsung Fold will be released in the middle of the year. Other competitors are not behind. Apple, LG, and Motorola have already confirmed that even that is also working on foldable phones, and are due for release in 2019. It was the turn of Huawei, and Huawei has confirmed that its first foldable phone is ready to be released in the next couple of months. That is not all, the phone will be launched in India as well.
The new foldable phone from Huawei has been named Mate X. It is a 5G foldable phone, and it was available in MWC 2019 for a live hand on the session. It is already believed that this phone is quite capable of giving a tough competition to Samsung Galaxy Fold. This review will help you to understand why. The Huawei Mate foldable phone is a smartphone, and it is going to burn your pocket since it will be priced close to Rs.1,50,000 in India. Now that is a lot of money, even for a premium phone. And, we do expect that Huawei justifies this price tag. There is a vertical bar attached at the side of the phone,that runs down the side of the phone. The bar is unique to the design of the phone as it holds the power button and the triple camera setup. It has also got a fingerprint scanner. Overall, the look is quite unusual, as you can see from the picture below. Well, we can’t comment, because some of you might like the design, while some of you might not.
Huawei has been known in the smartphone market for providing, robust internal hardware. We can say that Huawei didn’t disappoint in Mate X. Huawei Mate X has got Huawei’s flagship processor, that is Kirin 980. The phone will have 8GB of RAM, along 512 GB of storage. The best part is you can extend the storage by another 256 GB. Now for a smartphone, that is a huge storage option. In fact, we haven’t seen this kind of storage option in any of the recent mobiles. On the other hand, Huawei needs to define the price tag. Hence, this was expected. Huawei provides expansion of the storage with the help of its Nano-Memory. Huawei Nano memory card is replacing the MicroSD cards gradually, on its latest launches. The Nano-Memory card is exactly of the same size of Nano Sim card. So, in case your phone has got two Nano SIM slots, and you are using only one of them. Then you can use the additional slot as memory slot, instead of the SIM slot. This technology is already there in Mate 20, as well as Mate 20 Pro. These cards come with the capacity of 256 GB and has got a superb transfer speed of 90MB/s. Continuing the trend, Huawei wants to use its Nano-Memory, in Mate X as well. As we have mentioned, Huawei Mate X is a 5G phone. It has got a quad antenna for its 5G capability, this is the Balong 5000 5G modem. This 5G modem is located on the sidebar of the phone. With this capability, Huawei has already claimed this device as “World’s Fastest Phone”. Even though they demonstrated the speed in MWC 2019, we need to see how it performs during real-time usage. The Balong 5000 modem equips Huawei with a download speed of 4.6 gigabits per second. Considering this speed, we can say that this is at least 10 times faster than what a 4G device provides. So, if you are downloading a 1GB movie on Mate X, the downloaded will be completed in just 3 seconds.
Huawei demonstrated the functioning of the phone in MWC 2019. The way it loaded the apps and performed while playing games, the phone seemed super smooth. There was no visible performance lags observed. The screen transitions happened almost immediately, and the phone performed exceedingly well in multitasking. It has got a huge screen, and it was never felt that its screen is affecting its performance.
The phone has got three screens when it is kept folded. When it is unfolded, the three screens add up to a large screen. It has got a 6.4-inch screen when the phone is kept in phone mode, that is folded. This is quite big in comparison to Samsung Galaxy Fold. Galaxy Fold has got the only 4.5-inch screen in phone mode. The full view screen of Mate X is 8-inch, which almost doubles up as a big tablet. The display quality is absolutely crisp. Huawei makes use of Falcon Wing hing, for getting the screens together.
Mate X has got a Leica triple module camera system, located on the rear of the phone. However, when the phone is fully closed or folded, then all these cameras point forward. Which means that there is no selfie camera,the rear camera setup transforms itself into a selfie camera when the phone is folded completely. Again, this is a technological marvel from Huawei. Huawei is known for its innovations, and we can already see it in Mate X. Since, the rear camera will be used for selfies, we can also ensure that selfies are going to be really good on this phone. Apart from that, Mate X has got a hefty battery. It has got a battery of 4500mAh, which is more than enough. On papers, we can say that Huawei Mate X clearly scores over Samsung Galaxy Fold.
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