Huawei Mate X3 with IPX8 rating unveiled

The Huawei Mate X3 weighs only 239 g. Nevertheless, larger displays, a larger battery and a periscope zoom camera are on board.
Huawei Mate X3

Huawei today introduced the Mate X3, the P60 series and the Watch Ultimate. The Huawei Mate X3 weighs just 239g, which is 24g lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Nevertheless, larger displays, a larger battery and a periscope zoom camera are on board. Also, the Mate X3 is only 5.3mm thick when unfolded. It has two 120 Hz displays. The 6.4-inch cover display offers a resolution of 2,504 x 1,080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20.9:9. The 7.85-inch main display has a resolution of 2,496 x 2,224 pixels, which results in an almost square aspect ratio of 8:7.1.

With the Mate X3, Huawei is only the second manufacturer after Samsung to offer a foldable that is waterproof according to the IPX8 standard. Another high-end feature is two-way satellite communication, just like in the P60 series. The new hinge design completely hides the foldable display, allowing the Mate X3 to be folded flat. Still, the hinge supports the Huawei phone at multiple angles for selfies without a tripod. In addition, the crease should not be visible in the display. There’s also a split-screen mode for video calls and video playback and a new nightstand mode that only shows the weather and the time.

The Huawei Mate X3 has a triple camera setup on the back and two 8-megapixel selfie cameras – one on each display. The 50-megapixel main camera has an f/1.8 aperture and is complemented by a 13-megapixel ultra wide with f/2.2 and a 12-megapixel 5x periscope zoom with f/3.4.

The Mate X3 runs a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G chipset with 12 GB of RAM that boots Harmony OS 3.1. Power is supplied by a large 4,800 mAh battery with 66 watt wired and 50 watt wireless charging support.

Prices

Like the P60 series, the Huawei Mate X3 is unfortunately only sold in China. At least there is no other information so far. It starts at CNY12,999 (€1,750/$1,999) for the 256GB model. Double the storage capacity costs 13,999 CNY ($2,050). The top model with 1 TB of storage sets you back 15,999 CNY (1,885 €/$2,340).

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