MWC – Vodafone and EE to carry the Huawei Mate X

Here in Barcelona it’s all about foldable phones so far. Samsung did their big launch a few days ago but then Huawei came along and gave us this..

A 4500mAh battery, 5G connectivity, super-fast charging, a power switch and fingerprint reader in one, Leica camera tech and that screen… a screen which is 161.3mm tall and goes from a 78.3mm width to a 146.2mm width when unfolded. It basically means that ut’s a 6.6″ 2480×1148 spec screen up front when folded, a 2480×890 6.38″ one at the back and, when unfolded, you get an 8″ 2480×2200 pixel screen. Yowser…

Both Vodafone and EE have confirmed that they will be carrying the device, although they haven’t mentioned prices yet. We’re hearing that it’ll cost £1,995, so expect those monthly plans to be… a lot.

If you’ve already seen our previous post about this then you’ll already know a lot about it. There’s a Kirin 980 and Balong 5000 setup delivering octa-core performance up to 2.6GHz, 2G, 2G, 4G and 5G connectivity, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage and MM card support for up to another 256GB.

Powered by Android 9, it’s got dual-SIM support, dual-band WiFi, dual-band GPS, Type-C charging, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a whole load of sensors.

There’s a 40 megapixel Leica wide-angled camera, a 16 megapixel ultra-wide angle and an 8 megapixel telephoto lens.