Huawei Mate X

EMUI 10 Beta rolling out for Huawei Mate X

Huawei has begun recruiting users for the EMUI 10 beta program for the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone. The device is currently running on EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie. The EMUI 10 update will bring a host of new features to the Huawei Mate X including a refreshed user interface, a new dark mode, snappier performance, multi-screen collaboration, and Huawei’s HiCar among other features.

The Mate X is currently only available in China and is sold at a price of 16,999 Yuan. Despite being an expensive smartphone, the Mate X was sold-out in all the three rounds of sales the moment it was released.

Huawei Mate X features a single 8-inch (2,480 x 2,200) OLED panel, which can be folded to give you a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.36-inch secondary screen. The second screen is smaller as it houses a strip on the side to house the internals including the processor, cameras, and antennas.

Huawei Mate X features an attractive outward-opening design, compared to Galaxy Fold, whose screen folds in and offers a secondary screen on the outside. It is using the same polyimide protective film as the Galaxy Fold though.

Huawei has added a new physical button to unlock the folding display and make it easier to easily flip open the device in tablet mode. Huawei Mate X is powered by the Kirin 980 chipset with 5G support, thanks to the Balong 5000 5G modem onboard.

It was thought that the redesigned Huawei Mate X might come with an upgraded Kirin 990 5G chipset but Huawei revealed that this will arrive in 2020, called the Mate Xs.

Huawei Mate X has been coupled with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, 4500mAh of battery, and a new TOF sensor, alongside a triple camera setup.

The triple rear camera setup includes a 40MP RYYB primary sensor, coupled with an 8MP telephoto sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens. It supports up to 204800 ISO levels, OIS+AIS, and other camera features we find on Huawei’s current flagship phones.

Huawei Mate X Specifications

Dimensions (mm)161.30 x 78.30 x 11.00
Weight (g)295.00
Battery capacity4500 mAh
Fast charging55 W HUAWEI SuperCharge
ColoursInterstellar Blue
Screen size (inches)Unfolded: 8 inches
Folded: 6.6 inches for front panel, 6.38 inches for back panel
ResolutionUnfolded: 2480 x 2200
Folded: 2480 x 1148 for front panel, 2480 x 892 for back panel
Processor1.8GHz octa-core (2×2.6GHz + 2×1.92GHz + 4×1.8GHz)
Processor makeHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 980
Internal storage512GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage up to (GB)NM card: support up to 256 GB
CameraLeica Quad Camera:
40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture,OIS), HUAWEI Time-of-Flight(TOF) Camera
Supports autofocus (phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (HUAWEI AI Image Stabilization).
Operating systemAndroid 9.0
SkinEMUI 9.1.1
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSGPS (L1 + L5 dual band) / AGPS / Glonass / BeiDou / Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band) / QZSS (L1 + L5 dual band)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC and HWA Audio
NFCRead Write mode / Peer to Peer mode / Card Emulation mode (payment by SIM card, or HCE) is supported.
USB Type-CType-C, USB 3.1 GEN1
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
Primary SIM card5G NR TDD: N41 (2515 ~ 2690 MHz) / N77 / N78 / N79
4G LTE TDD: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
4G LTE FDD: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B7 / B8 / B9 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28 / B32
3G WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19;
2G GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8 (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
Secondary SIM card4G LTE TDD: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
4G LTE FDD: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B7 / B8 / B9 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28
3G WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
2G GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8 (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
SensorsGravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, colour temperature sensor

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