Huawei Mate X 512GB 8GB RAM
Foldable smartphones in Kenya – Huawei Mate X was the first. It was announced in 2019, February and released in 2019, November after nine month of waiting in excitement and anticipation. You should also see Samsung Galaxy Fold which falls under this odd defying category of revolutionary folding smartphones. However, this article is exclusive for Huawei Mate X. Be sure to read about other smartphones on this website. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can always be the first to know about new smartphones and the best deals on current smartphones. And now, Huawei Mate X.
There is usually so much difficulty reviewing tech with outstanding or new or revolutionary traits. This was the kind of difficultly I experienced as I wrote about Huawei Mate X. For one you want to focus mainly on its main feature, namely, a foldable display but there is just so much more to this phone/tablet than its display. Such of which are its performance, utility, cameras and all other features that make up a great device these days. For this reason this article will focus on the main things here as well as its other aspects. Huawei Mate X, in a nutshell, is a phone (two phones actually) and a tablet device. Stay tuned to find out how.
A Foldable Smartphone
Huawei Mate X is not a flap phone. You remember flap phones from back in the days? That is not the foldable we are referring to here. Rather, here is a revolutionary smartphone cum tablet device with a foldable display panel. Yes that is correct you have read each word just fine. But how can this be you might wonder? Well, Huawei’s odd defying techniques say the company define a new category of mobile devices by adopting flexible display. This was made possible because of factors such as a soft screen can bend and stretch numerous times without compromise and a revolutionary hinge design. Look here, I fail with the technical terms but this I know for sure, that Huawei Mate X fold and unfolds quite satisfyingly.
What I mean by the advantages is simply to answer the question, Why is it necessary to consider Huawei Mate X? Well and foremost, at least for me, this will not be every Tom, Dick and Harry’s daily device. If any of my reader’s bears any of the above mentioned names, know – this is not personal. But Huawei Mate X will be. Imagine having such a groundbreaking piece of tech in your possession. I think I would advice you be the first among your contemporaries to own this phone. I see it as an asset. But away from simple talk now.
Huawei Mate X – the word we so struggle to find here is synergy. That is to say a cooperation of two substances (two phones and a tablet) to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Think about it, when unfolded it is an 8 inch tablet and when folded it straight away shape shifts to a regular 6.6 inches for front panel, 6.38 inches for back panel. Basically, you have three phone in one. An 8 inch tablet, a 6.6 inches smartphone and on the other face a 6.38 inches smartphone. How cool is that? Think about it again. When you have Huawei Mate X, you actually have three phones.
Another thing, and here I will just give you a foretaste of the infinite possibilities Huawei Mate X offers. There is this feature called Mirror Shooting which makes possible for a a real collaboration between the photographer and their subject. See when taking a photo of a person say your friend (on a normal not Huawei Mate X smartphone), only you get to see how the photo looks while you are taking it. But now thanks to dual displays in folded mode both the shooter and object (person being shot) can preview the shot in real-time each from their side and contribute their creative ideas for stunning portraits. Ah just think of that you. Among other things.
More features of Huawei Mate X
Even I wondered, does the battery of Huawei Mate X also fold? It doesn’t. Rather Huawei Mate X has a non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery. They are actually two batteries each on one side of the fold when folded. That capacity 4500 mAh is of them both. Look it is Mate X’s charging powers that wow you. Surely 4500mAh should last at most a whole day of usage and that we allow. But recharging is a whooping 85% in just 30 minutes. This is the world’s fastest battery charging ever (or yet) and it is on Huawei Mate X. It is called SuperCharge 55 W and surely there is none like it.
So Huawei Mate X does not come with a selfie camera no it does not. But that does not mean you will buy one separately no it does not. Only that the same camera called the main camera serves as a selfie camera as well. Can you guess how? Because it is a foldable smartphone you see that? When folded the camera on the back will face the front and boom, just like that you have a 40 MP, f/1.8, wide selfie camera. The other three lenses are these an 8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto) a 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultra wide) and a TOF 3D camera. I have to say that camera performance on Huawei Mate X is simply, stunning. Huawei says of these cameras, they are sophisticated.
The Tech Inside
So Huawei Mate X runs Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1 – hmm. Anyway the focus here is that HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) chipset and 5G Network Connectivity. Which one first 5G. Advanced dual sim provides extensive access to 2G / 3G / 4G / 5G frequency bands4 around the world and Huawei Mate X also supports standalone 5G network which will be the mainstream solution in the fast approaching future. The world’s first 7nm multi-mode 5G chipset achieves the industry-leading 5G download speed. This is why I mention these two features together.
Inside is also an Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, Mali-G76 MP10 GPU and 512GB storage with 8GB of RAM. Oh yes using NM (Nano Memory) one can expand internal storage up to 256GB. This provision makes use of the SIM slot.
Features of Huawei Mate X
|Launch||Released 2019, November|
|Body||Dimensions: Unfolded: 161.3 x 146.2 x 5.4 mm
Folded: 161.3 x 78.3 x 11 mmWeight: 295 g
Colour: Interstellar Blue
|Display||Type: Foldable OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSize: Unfolded: 8 inches
Folded: 6.6 inches for front panel, 6.38 inches for back panel
Resolution: Unfolded: 2480 x 2200
|Platform||OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
|Memory||Storage: 512GB 8GB RAMNM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Main Camera||Quad Camera: 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultra wide)
TOF 3D cameraFeatures: Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
|Selfie Camera||Uses main camera as selfie camera|
|Network||Technology: GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Comm||WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotBluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
|Battery||Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryFast battery charging 55W
Huawei SuperCharge (85% in 30 min)
|Sound||Loudspeaker: Yes3.5mm jack: No
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|Misc||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
There you have it. Huawei Mate X, the foldable phone in Kenya. Be sure to check out Samsung Galaxy Fold as well on our website. It is another foldable smartphone in Kenya just like Huawei Mate X that we strongly recommend. Buy yours with us today it is available exclusively in Interstellar Blue.
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