Huawei Mate X3 foldable revealed with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU and huge 7.85-inch display with possible Malaysia debut
Alongside the new P60 series, Huawei also revealed their next generation foldable the Huawei Mate X3 that adopts a similar design as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series foldables but further refines the concept by making the chassis thinner than ever, measuring in officially at 5.3mm thin when fully unfolded flat. You can check out our TikTok video below to see get a firsthand look at the Mate X3.
@hitechcentury A first look at the all new Huawei Mate X3. It features an outer screen and inner folding screen, IPx8 water resistance, XMAGE triple cameras and armoured Kunlun glass on the front display. Could it be coming to Malaysia? @huaweimalaysiafansclub @huawei #matex3 #fyp #techtok #beritaditiktok #malaysia #huaweimatex3 #tech #hitechcentury ♬ In Love With You – BLVKSHP
What is the Huawei Mate X3
In terms of design, the new Huawei Mate X3 has a front-facing 6.4-inch outer OLED 120Hz display with 2,504 x 1080 pixels resolution protected by their tough Kunlun glass with an inner foldable 7.85-inch OLED 120Hz OLED display with 2,496 x 2,224 pixels resolution. The chassis itself is also rated IPX8 for water resistance too.
The hinge mechanism itself has been redesigned as well with what they refer to as a multi-dimensional hinge that has a dual-track wing-shaped design to allow it to stay folded halfway up akin to the Galaxy Z Fold series’ Flex mode.
Mounted on the outer display and on the inner display are 8MP cameras for selfies and videocalls while the larger rear XMAGE camera array hosts a 50MP F/1.8 Ultra Sensing camera, a 13MP F/2.2 ultra wide angle camera and a 12MP F/3.4 camera with OIS and 5x optical zoom. According to Huawei’s official literature, the camera housing itself needs a dozen hours to craft and 29 steps using a custom diamond blade.
Powering the Huawei Mate X3 is what they officially refer to as a ‘Snapdragon 8+ 4G” which likely means a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU but with a 4GB modem instead of the customary 5G model. This is paired with 12GB RAM and storage in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB configurations with additional support for their proprietary NM cards up to 256GB in size.
Other mod-cons include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, WiFI 6 connectivity and a 4,800mAh battery that offers 66W wired charging, 60W wireless charging and 7.5W reverse wireless charging.
At present there’s no price yet for the Huawei Mate X3 nor an official launch date for Malaysia yet but the grapevine does indicate it may likely appear on our shores. For more details check out their official Huawei Mate X3 page here.