Whoa, looks like Huawei just redesigned the foldable Mate X….
July 28, 2019

The war for the foldable smartphone was all set to unfold a few months ago, one that saw a misjudged, rather hasty initial offering from Samsung.

Come to the Huawei Mate X, and we have a highly anticipated device which could well be unveiled in September. We had an initial first look at the device , and now it seems Huawei’s been reworking on an already impressive device.

A picture posted on Weibo (via Android Police) shows the head of Huawei’s consumer division, Richard Yu at an airport, holding the foldable in his hands.

So what’s different? A shot of the back reveals that a fourth camera has been added and reportedly it is a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. This measures the time it takes for infrared beams to bounce off of a subject and return to the phone. This data can be used to produce 3D maps for a secure facial recognition system and an improved bokeh effect on portraits. Plus, we seem to have a carbon fibre vasing hosting the camera assembly and covering the hinge in the middle of the Mate X.

The Huawei Mate X has a 6.6” front display with a resolution of 1148 x 2480 pixels when folded, with a 892 x 2480 6.4” rear display. When fully opened, the Mate X becomes an 8-inch tablet with a near square resolution of 2200 x 2480. Powered by the Kirin 980 SoC, the device will come equipped with 8GB of memory and 512GB of storage.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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