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There's a new foldable phone in town and it is a beauty. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the new phone called Mate X will give the Samsung Galaxy Fold a run for its money.
#HUAWEIMateX is our most ambitious device to date. The perfect intersection between the future of design and the future of technology. #ConnectingTheFuture#MWC2019pic.twitter.com/PUipAPKMvX— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 24, 2019
Unfolding into an 8-inch display
Priced at US $2,600 (€2,299), it comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The phone also has a 6.6-inch front screen and 6.38-inch back screen. However, when unfolded it creates a combined 8-inch display.
First look at the Huawei Mate X foldable phone in all of its glory at #mwc2019pic.twitter.com/s4l6r7lYtd— Raymond Wong??? (@raywongy) February 24, 2019
Not to be ignored, it also features cameras that are powered by Leica technology. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer products business, announced the Mate X on Sunday in a press conference.
Ultra slim and ultra compact
The company also introduced the phone in a series of tweets boasting of its many features. For starters, Huawei said the phone was "ultra slim" and "ultra-compact" "opening to just 5.4mm thick and folding to a slimline 11mm."
Ultra slim and ultra compact. Opening to just 5.4mm thick and folding to a slimline 11mm, the #HUAWEIMateX. #ConnectingTheFuture#MWC2019pic.twitter.com/9MG3Kjsypi— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 24, 2019
The firm also boasted of a flexible FullView OLED Display, two column browsing side by side or multi-window use, and a camera system that can play the role of both front and rear cameras. It also offers mirror shooting that lets you see the picture while you take it.
Perfect your pose. Mirror shooting lets you see your picture as it's being taken. #HUAWEIMateX#ConnectingTheFuture#MWC2019pic.twitter.com/FMt0vAZVtK— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 24, 2019
The phone is Huawei's first foldable phone and it has some other new neat developments. It has a groove called a sidebar that allows you to hold the phone from one end.
There are no camera bumps on this phone and the fingerprint sensor is directly on the power button. Huawei calls the Mate X's design "Falcon Wing" and says there are over 100 patented components on the smartphone's hinge.
Last but not least, Huawei claims the phone combines the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode modem, the Balong5000, with the Kirin980 for unrivaled speed.