The surprise launches of huawei are still in full swing. Previously, the Chinese brand silently launched the Huawei Mate 60 Pro. Huawei didn't make any formal announcement regarding it. Instead, the device just randomly popped up in the Huawei Mall, the brand's official online store. Now, the Huawei Mate X5 has made an appearance in the mall.
Yes, the successor to the Huawei Mate X4 is now official, and you can pre-order it right now. Although, Huawei has not officially disclosed the pricing information on its official online store. But to pre-order it, you need to make a 1000 yuan deposit, which is around $136.
Everything You Need to Know About the Huawei Mate X5
Huawei has put most of the information regarding the Mate X5 in its official online store. But everything is in Chinese, which is pretty much expected as Huawei Mall is exclusive to the Chinese market. However, you don't need to get your translation skills ready to know all about the phone. Here are the main highlights:
On the outside, you'll find a 6.4-inch OLED screen. It boasts a 2504 x 1080p resolution with an aspect ratio of 20:9:9. The screen also features a 120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate, which gives a fluid user experience.
In addition, the external display of the Mate X5 features a 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming. More importantly, the device comes with a lightning-fast 300Hz touch sampling rate.
Regarding the internal screen of the Huawei Mate X5, it's 7.85 inches in size. It features a screen resolution of 2492 x 2224p and boasts a 120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate. Like the external screen, the internal display features 1440Hz PWM dimming, offering the best possible brightness depending on the light around you.
Both the screen of the Mate X5 has support for 1.07 billion colors, offering a true-to-life image. Also, there's support for a P3 wide color gamut, making each image on the screen look vibrant and detail-rich. And Huawei has utilized Kunlun glass for protection, which enhances the overall durability.
Like its predecessor, the Huawei Mate X5 continues to embrace the beauty of horizontal internal foldable design. Not only does it come with a reasonably slim form factor, but it is also available in multiple color options.
You can pre-order the device in Feather Sand White, Sand Black, and Sand Gold. Also, Phantom Purple and Ayoma Di options are available, which come with a vegan leather finish. Each one of these options has a touch of elegance to them, making them stand out from the crowd.
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When it comes to the dimensions, the Mate X5 folds into a compact form, which measures 156.99 x 72.4 x 11.08 mm. And in the unfolded state, the X5 measures 156.9 x 141.5 x 5.3 mm. In terms of weight, the Vegan leather model is around 243 grams, while the Sand color options are about 245 grams.
Huawei didn't compromise one bit in terms of the camera configuration of the Mate X5. On the back, the device comes packed with a 50MP super-perception primary camera. The primary sensor is accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 12MP periscope telephoto sensor.
For handling selfies and video calls, the Huawei Mate X5 comes with an 8MP camera on the internal screen and another 8MP sensor on the external screen. The cameras of the device have 2D face recognition, which works even when you're wearing a mask. Also, they have support for OIS/AIS stabilization, allowing you to get stable and smooth videos.
Core Components and Software
Even though there's no official information regarding the chipset of the Huawei Mate X5, it's likely Kirin 9000S. After all, the phone is releasing pretty much alongside the Mate 60 Pro. And the Mate 60 Pro is already making waves for the return of the Huawei HiSilicon chipset. You can read more about the SoC here.
On that note, if the Mate X5 does indeed have Kirin 9000S, it means that the device has support for 5g connectivity. In addition, there should be satellite connectivity features as well.
What's confirmed, though, is that the Huawei Mate X5 comes with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage. This storage and RAM capacity puts the device right in the alleyway of the current flagship devices.
When it comes to the software, like all the current Huawei devices, the Mate X5 runs on Harmony OS 4.0.
Battery Life, Charging Speed, and Other Features
Under the hood, the Huawei Mate X5 packs a 5060mAh battery, which is more than enough to offer a decent screen on time with a full charge. And when it comes to charging, the device has support for 88W fast wired charging. Thanks to that, the battery should get from 0% to 100% extremely fast.
The Mate X5 has 50W fast wireless charging support for those who prefer wireless charging instead. And it can also do reverse wireless charging at 7.5W. That should come in handy when you need to charge your wireless earphones or other small devices.
On the bottom, you'll find a USB Type-C port, which comes with the USB 3.1 Gen1 standard. This USB-C ensures a faster data transfer rate and brings more connectivity features. Also, the Mate X5 is water-resistant and comes with an IPX8 rating.
Pricing and Availability of the Huawei Mate X5
As mentioned earlier, Huawei has not formally announced the pricing and the official release date of the Mate X5. But as it's currently on pre-orders, more information should be unveiled soon. And we'll get you updated when Huawei makes an official announcement regarding this.