Earlier, we posted articles about the new Huawei Mate X, the brand’s first foldable smartphone/tablet with 5G capabilities. And just a few minutes ago, at Huawei’s event at MWC in Barcelona, the device has finally made its official debut, albeit a slight veil of secrecy. So let’s talk about what is known, so far.

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The Huawei Mate X sports three displays, 6.6 inches at the front, 6.38 inches at the back, and an 8-inch display in tablet mode. Under the hood is the Kirin 980 SoC paired with the company’s Balong 5000 modem which gives the Mate X its 5G capabilities. Yes, that means ultrafast downloads for you.

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Since the device doesn’t make use of a notch, the display delivers an uncompromised, borderless viewing experience.

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The hinge itself is patented, and is composed of over 100 components working together to achieve a seamless mechanism, and allows the device to be fully flat when folded, without any gaps. The Mate X measures 11mm thin when folded, which makes it thinner than the competition.

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The device supports side by side browsing, which probably means you can probably check on two webpages at the same time.

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Huawei did not reveal the exact specifications of the Mate X’s front camera. But with the Leica branding there, the company claims “best-in-class” selfies. That’s a tough order, but we’ll see. There’s also no mention about its rear snappers. My guess is that they’re saving the details for the P30 launch event in March.

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The Mate X packs a 4,500mAh battery, and supports 55W SuperCharge Technology. Also introduced was a new SuperCharge brick, which can charge both laptops and smartphones.

 

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The Huawei Mate X comes in only one color – Interstellar Blue, and costs a whopping 2,299 Euros (or around PhP135,000). Not surprising, since there’s a handful of new technology in it.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.