Huawei's much-delayed folding phone, Mate X, will finally be released next month. The company announced the news of the launch event today, which was attended and reported by Sina Digital .
The Mate X is a 5G phone with Huawei's Kirin 980 processor and a Barong 5000 modem, and has a 4,500mAh two-cell battery that can charge up to 85 percent in half an hour with 55W of fast charging. When expanded, the screen is 8 inches diagonal, and when closed, it's like having a phone with a 6.6-inch screen at the front and a 6.38-inch panel at the back.
Unlike Samsung's Galaxy Fold, which opens as a book, the Mate X's screen wraps on the outside of the stretcher. This should make it more usable as a conventional Galaxy Fold phone, but the plastic-covered screen faces even more durability as it is constantly exposed.
We'll have to see how the Mate X holds up because it's not a cheap device. It will ship to China on November 15 for $ 16,999, or about $ 2,400, providing you with a model with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
As for the international edition, Huawei tells The Verge in a statement that "Our strategy is based on the deployment of 5G carriers in different regions. So far, Huawei has introduced the Huawei Mate X to the Chinese market on November 15th. The Global Launch Plan is under review.
Meanwhile, Huawei also announced that it had delivered 200 million smartphones already in 2019, reaching this milestone 64 days earlier than last year. However, the real proof of the company's resilience will come after we have achieved annual results, which are a factor for non-Google phones like the Mate 30 Pro.