The first folding smartphone will go on sale in China on November 15 for a price of 16,999 yuan ($ 2,403). In comparison, the 256 GB model of the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at 10,899 yuan (1,540 dollars).
He announced the news at an event in China on Tuesday, according to Chinese media Sina Digital (through The Verge).
Huawei Mate X was originally announced in February this year and is scheduled to launch in June, but the launch was delayed several times, probably due to the US trade ban imposed on Huawei and a handful of other Chinese companies.
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It is a folding smartphone whose screen folds out, unlike Samsung's Galaxy Fold, whose screen folds inward.
The original phone specifications were to include Huawei's Kirin 980 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage, a quad rear camera (which also works as a selfie camera), a 5G modem and a 4,500 mAh battery.
You could update the cameras, similar to those of the Huawei P30 Pro, which produces incredibly good photos for a smartphone, especially in low light conditions, in addition to using its new Kirin 990 processor. But it is not clear if that will happen.
The price is also different; Originally, it was supposed to be a little more expensive at $ 2,600, although Chinese and international prices often differ quite a bit.
More importantly for everyone outside of China, the Mate X does not seem to have a broad international launch. Huawei told The Verge that the "Global launch plan is under review", which does not seem particularly promising.
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The Mate 30 Pro, launched without access to Google services (due to the commercial ban mentioned above), and it's not clear if Mate X won't have Google either. If the answer is yes, anyway, it probably won't do very well internationally.