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Huawei Mate X 5G goes on sale in China starting November 15

Huawei first showed off its foldable device, the Huawei mate X 5G back at
MWC 2019, however, the launch date was delayed several times. Only a few weeks after Samsung finally launched its Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei also managed to officially launch its handset in China. Those who would like to purchase it can do so starting November 15. It’s not clear when the foldable smartphone will reach other markets too, but Chinese costumers will definitely be able to enjoy the benefits of the new handset next month.

The Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone is certainly not an affordable device. The handset is going to cost 16,999 yuan (approximately $2,400) in China, making it even more expensive than Samsung’s foldable device. Of course, everyone knows that Samsung initially encountered serious problems with its foldable smartphone so choosing the Mate X instead actually makes sense. Naturally, Samsung also announced that it fixed all the problems, but the shadow of doubt was already cast over the Fold.

The $2,400 worth Huawei Mate X 5G comes with a 6.6-inch display on the front, a 6.38-inch display on the back when the device is folded, and the unfolded display is a large, 8-inch one. All screens are 2,480p resolution. Under the hood of the Mate X, there is a Kirin 980 processor which was top-tier when the company first showed off the device. The user experience will still be a great one, but we have to note that this isn’t the latest-generation chipset available on the market right now. The handset includes 8GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. The smartphone features four cameras. The main sensor is a 40MP one, this is completed by an 8MP telephoto lens, a 16MP super-wide sensor, and a 3D depth sensor. As for the other features of the foldable Huawei Mate X 5G, they include a 4,500mAh battery that supports 55W charging and 5G connectivity.

Huawei recently stated that the company is already working on a new foldable device. The upcoming handset will feature the newer Kirin 990 processor, and it will be called the Huawei Mate Xs. If everything goes well, Huawei will launch it in March 2020. Given the fact that there are only a few months until the launch of the new and more powerful device, it’s likely that many smartphone users will choose to wait for that handset and will skip the Huawei Mate X 5G this time. Which one would you choose?

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