The age of foldable smartphones has come. While manufacturers like Samsung (Galaxy Fold) and Huawei (Mate X) are taking the lead, the news is that other makers like Apple, LG and Oppo will also bring their own versions of foldable smartphones soon. We saw some fabulous designs from both Samsung and Huawei, but both faced hurdles along the way and it seemed like they were not ready for the public as yet. Samsung has announced that its foldable innovation is ready for sale and seems like same is the case with Huawei.
Reports have emerged showcasing the new design improvements of the Huawei Mate X. First emerged in the Chinese website Weibo, a journalist met Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu at an airport in China. Where the CEO showcased the new improved Huawei Mate X. In the pictures, we can see that a fourth camera is now visible on the camera panel. This seems to be a TOF camera, which earlier might be hidden or has it been recently added as part of improving the device?
Also, the screen of the smartphones seems to be much better and those ugly fold screen bumps seem to be missing. A larger button to unfold the Huawei Mate X can also be seen on the upper foldable part of the smartphone. Over that, the central spine enforcing the Falcon Wing mechanism is now covered with a texture-type material. It could very well be a carbon fibre piece covering it since that is the fad these days to be used on smartphones. We have already seen Carbon Fibre materials on smartphones from OnePlus as well as Xiaomi in the recent past.
With a price tag of over USD 2,500 the Huawei Mate X comes with an 8-inch OLED foldable display, which can fold down to 6.6-inches. It comes with Android 9 OS, but the pictures showcase the Chinese version, hence we do not see the Google Play button there. To speak a little more about its specifications the Huawei Mate X comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. This can be further expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. A 4,500 mAh battery powers the device. On the camera front, four cameras available on it. Starting from a 40MP lead camera partnered with 16MP ultra-wide lens, 8MP telephoto and the now seen TOF camera. USB Type C is supported along with Bluetooth 5.0 and 5G.
Overall, in the pictures, a lot can be seen on the physical aspects and some are still left. In the coming weeks, the final version of the smartphone will go on sale and the exact details will be out. Right now, the new improvements are welcomed and seems like Huawei is on the right track for the Huawei Mate X’s launch.
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