Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone price exposure; Could be more expensive than expectations

Slowly but steadily we are heading towards the 5G era. Earlier this year, few big brands announced 5G compatible smartphones Huawei being one of them. The Chinese firm had showcased its first foldable 5G phone called Huawei Mate X at MWC 2019 in February month.

Actually, the device is far more interesting than its 5G compatibility, because it comes with an attractive foldable display. Moreover, we are very well aware of its specification, but the company’s hadn’t given any clue about its pricing. Initial reports were suggesting its price to be around 12,999 CNY in home country China, which roughly converted into 1,900 US$. But a new disclosure hints its price to go up to 14,999 CNY or 2,185 USD, which is a significant increment in the previously estimated cost. When it comes to stocks, the device is said to get only 10,000 units for the domestic market, so the quantity of the device will be limited.

The device has already grabbed a network license, which indicates its imminent launch in the home market. Lately, He Gang, president of Huawei’s consumer business mobile phone business, said that Mate X is expected to debut in the next one or two months. Most probably, the device will be available by the end of July month or starting of August. These estimates are for the local market, for international launch we have to wait further.

Speaking of the configuration, the Huawei Mate X is equipped with the 8-inch AMOLED display at 1148 x 2480 pixels resolution. It is powered by the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset coupled with Mali-G76 MP10. The battery capacity is 4500mAh and uses up to 55W super fast charge. Most importantly, the handset is 5G compatible, which is well capable of achieving up to 4.6Gbps speed, that is enough to download a 1GB file in 3 seconds. For storage, it has 512GB built-in storage paired with 8GB RAM. The storage can be further expanded up to 256GB with the help of nano-memory card.

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