Huawei secretly announces its new folding flagship, the Mate X5, which has two versions with slight differences between them
Again, Huawei has announced and launched a surprise mobile phone. And we are not talking about an entry-level or a mid-range that can go more unnoticed and does not need a presentation with great fanfare, but rather its new high-end folding mobile phone.
After the launch of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro, a Huawei Mate X5 arrives to replace the Mate X3 which arrived a few months ago and which, although it has been officially presented, leaves us with doubts regarding its processor. Exactly the same as what happened to us with the Mate 60 Pro and its Kirin 9000S with 5G. But well, having said that, Let’s see all the features of the Huawei Mate X5.
Huawei Mate X5 technical sheet
|Huawei Mate X5
|7.85-inch flexible OLED
Resolution of 2,496 x 2,224 pixels
1 to 120 Hz LTPO for Collector’s Edition model
60 – 90 – 120 Hz LTPS for standard model
|6.4-inch flexible OLED
Resolution of 2,504 x 1,080 pixels
LTPO from 1 to 120 Hz
1,800 nits brightness
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
|Unfolded: 156.9 x 141.5 x 5.33 mm
Folded: 156.9 x 72.4 x 11.08 mm
Between 239 and 242.5 g
|12 or 16 GB
|512GB or 1TB
Expandable using NM cards
|Main: 50 MP f/1.8
Wide angle: 13 MP f/2.2, OIS, 5x optical
Telephoto lens: 12 MP f/3.4
66W fast wired charging
50W wireless fast charging
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax at 2.4 and 5 GHz
USB-C (USB 3.1)
|Fingerprint sensor on the side
Kunkun screen for the standard model
Basalt tempered Kunlun screen for the Collector’s model
A vitaminized Mate X3, but be careful because there are two screen models
As far as design is concerned, the new folding fully follows what was set by the previous generation. In fact, although the weight is a little higher, the dimensions are identical and it still stands out that the thickness is only 11.08 millimeters when folded and just 5.3 millimeters when open.
It is one of the thinnest folding phones on the market along with the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 and the Honor Magic V2. When closed, we have a 6.4-inch external screen with an aspect ratio that is increasingly approaching what traditional mobile phones offer.
It is still somewhat elongated with aspect ratio of 20.9:9, but not as exaggerated as that of a Galaxy Z Fold5. It is an OLED panel with 1 to 120 Hz LTPO refresh rate with a resolution of 2,504 x 1,080 pixels and a sampling rate of 300 Hz. It is protected by Kunlun glass, which is Huawei’s technology to compete against Gorilla Glass.
When unfolding the mobile we find a 7.85-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 8:7.1 (more square) and a resolution of 2,496 x 2,224 pixels. This panel is also LTPO with the same 1 to 120 Hz refresh rate and has 240 Hz sampling.
However, Those are the screens of the Huawei Mate X5 Collector’s Edition, since there is another Huawei Mate X5 which, although it shares specifications, has a different internal screen. The one that is not ‘Collector’s’ has an internal OLED panel with the same resolution and features, but with LTPS adaptive resolution of 60/90/120 Hz, so it is not LTPO from 1 to 120 Hz.
This is something that Huawei clarifies in the fine print on its specifications page and for brightness it’s not like they have made it very easy either. We are going to summarize it for you because it has crumbs:
- The Mate X5 Collector’s Edition It has a brightness of 1,800 nits for the internal and external screen.
- The Mate X5 It has a brightness of 1,200 nits for the external screen.
- The Mate X5 with 12 GB of RAM It has a brightness of 1,000 nits for the 12 GB version.
- The Mate X5 with 16 GB of RAM It has a brightness of 1,000 nits for the 16 GB version.
Inside we have 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB or 1 TB of storage and a fairly generous battery: 5,060 mAh with 66 W wired and 50 W wireless charging. The problem is that there is no information about the SoC that it uses, so it could be an old acquaintance with 4G or the new Kirin 9000S that allows 5G. As soon as we have more information, we will update.
And in the cameras, The configuration is identical to that of the Mate X3 from a few months ago with a 50 megapixel main sensor, a 12 megapixel periscopic telephoto with a 5x optical and 50x digital and a 13 megapixel wide angle. On the front (open and closed) we have 8 megapixel sensors.
Versions, price and launch of the Huawei Mate X5
Let’s say the Mate X5 is like the Mate X3, but with a larger battery, a better internal screen for the Collector’s Edition model and we are waiting to see if the SoC is new with 5G or not. And there is no information about it on the company’s official website.
The Huawei Mate X5 is available in silver, black, green, gold and purple and the price is… unknown. They are expected to go on sale on September 15, but in the Huawei store We only have information about a deposit of 1,000 yuan (about 127 euros at the exchange rate) that must be paid if we want to reserve the mobile.
for now, There is no information about a launch of the Huawei Mate X5 outside of Chinabut it is clear that the latest presentations are being very strange.