Huawei might be having a somewhat rough 2018/19. The US government has voiced concerns over possible spyware encoded in its devices, even going so far as to blacklist the company in May. Despite all of this, the Huawei had a slight turnaround on Friday when it released its very own foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X.
The Mate X went on sale in China through Huawei’s Vmall online store, and despite its eye-watering price tag of R35,700 (16,999 Yuan) the device sold out within a matter of minutes. Proving that while the company might be having legal issues in the US, the brand is still as popular as ever in China.
— The Verge (@verge) November 16, 2019
Huawei describes the Mate X as “a product that will redefine the smartphone space”. The body of the device folds in the opposite direction to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. This means the larger “tablet screen” becomes the rear and front screen when folded.
When the device is in the folded configuration, the main screen measures in at 6.6-inches and has a screen resolution of 2,480 x 1148 pixels, while the other side of the device has a 6.38-inch display.
When the Mate X is unfolded it features a larger 8-inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2480 x 2200 and an aspect ratio of 8:7.1.
The Mate X ships with a Kirin 980 processor, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It also supports a dual SIM setup, with one of the slots supporting a 5G network.
It’s still unclear if the device will be shipped to other regions in the world, but sales will probably be limited to Asian countries until the US government lifts its trade sanctions.
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