Huawei continues to surprise everyone in the tech space as the company continues to thrive against all odds. I quietly debuted its Mate 60 Pro a couple of weeks ago and the device was immediately the talk of the town due to the many wonders it packed especially, its support for 5G technology all thanks to Huawei now designing its own chipset to include 5G technology which has been lacking in many of its high-end smartphones since it got axed by the US.
The new release is the Huawei Mate X5 which marks the arrival of a new side-foldable smartphone, a significant leap from its predecessor, the Mate X3, as it bypasses the Mate X4 altogether.
While Huawei’s Kirin chipset is two generations behind those made by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon, it’s still in fact well-integrated within the device’s ecosystem because Huawei now literally makes everything it sells from the hardware to the software, something that has helped iPhones to stay at the forefront as the iOS is an integral part of the iPhone hardware.
But without any further ado, let’s take a look at the features of the awesome Huawei Mate X5.
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Design and Dimensions
The Huawei Mate X5 stands at a height of 156.9mm and measures 72.4mm in width when unfolded, reducing to a mere 141.5mm when folded. In terms of thickness, it’s 11.08mm when folded and a sleek 5.3mm when expanded. There are two variants available – the plain leather version and the feather sand glass version, both weighing 243 grams.
The Huawei Mate X5 boasts a 7.85-inch main screen and a 6.4-inch cover screen, but it’s important to note that the foldable display specifications vary between the standard and Collector’s Edition models.
The standard Mate X5 features a foldable flexible OLED screen that supports an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and a responsive 240Hz touch sampling rate.
Meanwhile, the Collector’s Edition of the Mate X5 also utilizes a foldable flexible OLED screen but takes it a step further with a 1-120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and the same 240Hz touch sampling rate.
Both models offer a resolution of 2496 x 2224 pixels and a pixel density of 426PPI. The cover display is equipped with a 3D quad-curved OLED screen featuring a 1-120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and an impressive 300Hz touch sampling rate.
In the camera department, the Huawei Mate X5 features a triple rear camera setup, including a 50MP main super sensing camera with an f/1.8 aperture.
Complementing this primary camera is a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera with an f/1.2 aperture and a 12MP periscope telephoto camera with an f/3.4 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS).
The periscope camera offers a 5x optical zoom and an astounding 50x digital zoom. On the front of the device, you’ll find an 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.4 aperture.
Powering the Huawei Mate X5 is a robust 5060mAh battery that can be swiftly recharged using a 66W wired charger. Additionally, it supports a 50W wireless charger and 7.5W wireless reverse charging.
The Huawei Mate X5 offers a variety of connectivity options, including 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi frequencies, Bluetooth 5.2 with support for Bluetooth low energy, SBC, AAC, LDAC, and L2HC high-definition audio.
It also features card reader mode and card simulation mode for various payment methods, such as Huawei wallet payment, SIM card payment, and HCE payment.
When it comes to navigation, the device includes GPS (L1 + L5 dual frequency), AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou (B1I + B1C + B2a + B2b four frequency), GALILEO (E1 + E5a + E5b three frequency), and QZSS (L1 + L5 dual frequency)/NavIC.
The Huawei Mate X5 is available in five different color options, each with various memory configurations:
Huawei Mate X5 Standard:
- 12+256GB version: CN¥12,999 (approximately US$1786 USD, €1662)
- 12+512GB version: CN¥13,999 (approximately US$1924 USD, €1790)
- 16+512GB version: CN¥14,999 (approximately US$2060 USD, €1919)
Huawei Mate X5 Collector’s Edition:
- 16+512GB version: CN¥15,999 (approximately US$2199, €2046)
- 16+1TB version: CN¥16,999 (approximately US$2336, €2174)
As of September 14, Huawei commenced the sale of the Mate X5 in China, with both full and pre-sale options available.
The shipping of orders is set to begin on September 25. However, it’s worth noting that the global release date and pricing details for the Huawei Mate X5 remain undisclosed at this time.